[cevdroga] Looking at Your Brain on Drugs

Laercio Elias Pereira laercio em cev.org.br
Segunda Outubro 30 04:36:38 BRT 2006


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Monday, October 30, 2006

Looking at Your Brain on Drugs
If addicts watch their brain's changing
blood flow during a craving, they may
be able to train themselves to kick the habit.

By Emily Singer

 For a recovering drug addict, the sight of a hypodermic
needle or a crack pipe--or even the exterior of a drug
house--can trigger powerful cravings. Now scientists
hope to use new brain-imaging technology to train
substance abusers to control cravings. The addicts
would literally watch real-time images of brain blood flow
and use mental exercises to try to control their brain activity...

http://www.technologyreview.com/read_article.aspx?id=17674&ch=biotech
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