Tagged: Brain

REPORT: Working Memory Modulates Attentional Capture by Reward-Related Stimuli

The results highlight the role of executive-control processes in modulating distraction by reward-related stimuli. The study’s findings have implications for understanding the neurocognitive processes involved in real-life conditions in which reward-related stimuli may influence behavior, such as addiction…

REPORT: Effects of Prenatal Alcohol Exposure on Cerebral Connectivity and Cognition

Through a comparison study of teenage subjects exposed to alcohol prenatally with healthy control subjects, the study established that the inter-hemispheric connectivity is deficient for the former, which may lead to disruption in the cortical inter-hemispheric connectivity and deficits in higher order cognitive functions as measured by an IQ test, for example. The study provides quantitative evidence that the disruption is correlated with cognitive deficits. These findings could lead to a novel, highly sensitive biomarker for FASD and support a recommendation of no safe amount of alcohol consumption during pregnancy…

REPORT: Fatal Traumatic Brain Injuries Comparative to Alcohol Tax and Consumption

In this population-based study, the researchers report that during 13 years of successive alcohol tax increases, overall alcohol consumption has decreased in parallel with a reduction in the incidence rate of fatal traumatic brain injuries in Finland…

REPORT: New Insights into Alcohol Effects from NIH Study of Brain Patterns

rPWR and rCST are informative metrics for characterizing brain pathology and alternative energy use, and may provide new multimodal biomarkers of neuropsychiatric disorders.The study found both acute and chronic exposure to alcohol affected power (rPWR) and cost (rCST) of brain regions. In conclusion, despite widespread decreases in glucose metabolism in heavy alcohol users compared to light alcohol users, heavy alcohol use shifts the brain toward less efficient energetic states…

NEWS: UK: Alcohol Problems In Army

Over 6,400 British troops treated for alcohol abuse in last four years and 170 developed mental health problems
New UK government evidence shows that in the four years since 2012, the equivalent of 10 infantry battalions of soldiers has required medical treatment for alcohol problems…

NEWS: Alcohol Use Alters Brain Development In Adolescents

New study shows, alcohol use alters brain development in adolescents Adolescents are in the period of transition where changes in physical, intellectual, personality and social development are seen. During this stage of development, consuming alcohol in large quantities alters the development of the brain in adolescents…

REPORT: Youth Alcohol Use Alters Brain Development

New study shows, alcohol use alters brain development in adolescents
Adolescents are in the period of transition where changes in physical, intellectual, personality and social development are seen. During this stage of development, consuming alcohol in large quantities alters the development of the brain in adolescents…