As per recent findings, it has been proposed that impulsive behavior of a person depends upon their brain networks. An Irish-led international research has concluded that it is the brain pattern, which decides for the particular habits of a person.
The researchers of the study were able to analyze why some people were more inclined towards hard drinks, drug-intakes, while a few others were far too apart from such habits. Another factor that they were able to administer through the study was the symptoms related to attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder, or ADHD.
Prof. Hugh Garavan and his fellow Irish researcher Dr Robert Whelan, lead authors of the study from the Department of Psychiatry and Psychology at the University of Vermont in the US, carried out the study across different European countries including, Ireland, Britain, Germany and France.
The study initiated five years ago, with as many as 2,000 children aged 14 years as participants. The researchers of the study scanned the brains of these participants using MRI (magnetic resonance imaging).
After this, a comparison between the scans was done in order to underline the abnormalities of brain, which correspond to the impulsive behavior of kid and hence, they get addicted to alcohol and drugs.
The study researchers emphasized that impulsive behavior is a major concern for the parents, whose children lie in this age group.
Moreover, it was detailed that during the course of the study scientists took about 10 hours to scan the brain of the participant and then acquire knowledge by the use of reasoning or perception. The analysis was able to correlate the risk-taking behavior and impulsive behavior of a person with specific arts of brain.
Prof. Garavan said, “They discovered seven networks associated with risk-taking. One network, if overactive, was directly associated with risk-taking using alcohol. Another inclined the subject to more general abuse of drink, drugs or tobacco, but only if its activity was reduced”.
US Business News
New Zealand News
- After Suspected Botulism, CFIA Warns People
- Health Care Education Necessary for the Future of Province: Analysts
- B.C. Government Grants $700,000 for Managing Facial Deformities
- Michelle Shocked delivers hate speech about homosexuality at her gig
- Guess who Justin Bieber got burned by?!! His ex-girlfriend Selena Gomez