17 November 2010

Drinking ups impulsive behaviour in men

New research shows that there is a significant trend regarding the amount of alcohol an individual ingests, and changes in levels of impulsive behavior that follow.

The period known as adolescence is a significant time of change for the individual experiencing it. Some of the most important changes occur within the prefrontal cortex of the brain, where decision making, understanding and behavioural control reside. But, adolescence is also a time when many individuals begin to drink, which can have serious effects on brain development.

Study looks as drinking, behaviour


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