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The first thing you noticed about Miss Root was her teeth. She had the most dazzling white smile. He was a big, soft, marshmallow of a man and although he loved selling sweets, he loved eating them more.
Seemingly shy, no one had heard her speak, despite her having been at the school now for a whole term. If there was ever a competition to find the man most completely unsuited to being a headmaster, Mr Grey would win first prize.
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It concluded that 21 million Americans have a drug or alcohol addiction, making the disorder more common than cancer. After spending decades probing the brains of drug-loving lab animals and scanning the brains of human volunteers, scientists have developed a detailed picture of how addiction disrupts pathways and processes that underlie desire, habit formation, pleasure, learning, emotional regulation, and cognition.
Addiction causes hundreds of changes in brain anatomy, chemistry, and cell-to-cell signaling, including in the gaps between neurons called synapses, which are the molecular machinery for learning. With a choice of openings that pay off in sugar pellets, the rat will consistently poke at the one with the biggest payoff but the smallest chance of winning.
Using similar studies, Catharine Winstanley, a neuroscientist at the University of British Columbia, has discovered that a medication that blocks a dopamine receptor can reduce risky decision-making linked to compulsive gambling.
They had measured electrical activity in neurons in cocaine-seeking rats and discovered that a region of the brain involved in inhibiting behavior was abnormally quiet.
Using optogenetics, which combines fiber optics and genetic engineering to manipulate animal brains with once unimaginable speed and precision, the researchers activated these listless cells in the rats. Gallimberti thought TMS might offer a practical way to do that. Our brains run on electrical impulses that zip among neurons with every thought and movement. Brain stimulation, which has been used for years to treat depression and migraines, taps that circuitry.
The device is nothing but a coiled wire inside a wand. When electric current runs through it, the wand creates a magnetic pulse that alters electrical activity in the brain. Gallimberti thought repeated pulses might activate drug-damaged neural pathways, like a reboot on a frozen computer. He and his partner, neurocognitive psychologist Alberto Terraneo, teamed up with Bonci to test the technique.
They recruited a group of cocaine addicts: Sixteen underwent one month of brain stimulation while 13 received standard care, including medication for anxiety and depression.
By the end of the trial, 11 people in the stimulation group, but only three in the other group, were drug free. The investigators published their findings in the January issue of the journal European Neuropsychopharmacology.
That prompted a flurry of publicity, which drew hundreds of cocaine users to the clinic. Perotti came in edgy and agitated.
After his first session, he says, he felt calm. Soon he lost the desire for cocaine.
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It was still gone six months later. The team plans to conduct further studies, and researchers around the world are testing brain stimulation to help people stop smoking, drinking, gambling, binge eating, and misusing opioids. Soon after South Korea made super-high-speed Internet cheap and widely available, it became clear that some people were ruining their lives through obsessive game playing.
The government now pays for treatment.
But advances in neuroscience have upended conventional notions about addiction—what it is, what can trigger it, and why quitting is so tough. That explained alcohol, nicotine, and heroin reasonably well. Why do people long for the burn of whiskey in the throat or the warm bliss of heroin after the body is no longer physically dependent?
This view has led many scientists to accept the once heretical idea that addiction is possible without drugs. The most recent revision of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, the handbook of American psychiatry, for the first time recognizes a behavioral addiction: gambling.
Through complex algorithms and color-coding, brain scans are converted into images that pinpoint the circuits that kick into high gear when the brain lusts. Childress, who has flaming red hair and a big laugh, sits at her computer, scrolling through a picture gallery of brains—gray ovals with bursts of color as vivid as a Disney movie.One of us is pretty quiet and so really liked the character of Gabz who is a girl who hardly speaks but has hidden depths.
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She bellowed at him:. He was a bald and bespectacled man who always wore a black polo neck jumper, black jeans and black shoes. Brain stimulation, which has been used for years to treat depression and migraines, taps that circuitry. Alfie leaped up from behind the balustrade, and as he did so, Winnie spotted him.
Childress, who has flaming red hair and a big laugh, sits at her computer, scrolling through a picture gallery of brains—gray ovals with bursts of color as vivid as a Disney movie.
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