The development of the brain is stunted by amphetamine abuse
The development of the brain is stunted by amphetamine abuse
A mouse study to be published in the journal eNeuro has shown that amphetamine use during adolescence affects the development of the orbital frontal cortex which is an important brain region involved in decision making. Researcher Cecilia Flores and her associates have shown that the dopamine axons of only the orbital frontal cortex are affected and the piriform cortex which is a neighbouring region doesn't show this phenomenon. This shows that recreational drug use in adolescents might be affecting specific regions of the brain associated with complex decision making.

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