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Alcohol-dependent individuals have problems transferring new knowledge to new contexts

Alcohol-dependent individuals have problems transferring new knowledge to new contexts | Psychology and Brain News | Scoop.it

Chronic and excessive drinking is associated with structural, physiological, and functional changes in multiple regions of the human brain, including the prefrontal cortex, the medial temporal lobe (MTL), as well as structures of the brain’s reward system. This study of the ability of alcohol-dependent (AD) individuals to learn new reward-related contingencies and then transfer this knowledge to new contexts found the AD patients had transfer deficits.

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Internet addiction causes brain changes similar to alcohol and drugs, study finds

Internet addiction causes brain changes similar to alcohol and drugs, study finds | Psychology and Brain News | Scoop.it

Internet addiction causes changes in the brain similar to that normally seen in people addicted to alcohol and drugs such as cocaine and cannabis, a study has found

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The Neurocritic: Alcohol Blackout

The Neurocritic: Alcohol Blackout | Psychology and Brain News | Scoop.it

This post is for all you New Year's Eve party goers who don't remember where you were or what you did. If that's the case, then you experienced an alcohol-induced blackout. Haven't you always wondered about the clinical manifestations and neurobiological mechanisms of alcohol-induced blackouts? Maybe you have, but you can't remember.

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Did I do that? The psychology of alcohol-induced blackouts

Did I do that? The psychology of alcohol-induced blackouts | Psychology and Brain News | Scoop.it

When our autobiographical memory lets us down, how do we reconstruct the lost chapters? Two psychologists Robert Nash and Melanie Takarangi have identified the perfect population for investigating this very question. "Colleges and universities teem with amnesiacs of a sort," they write, referring to the large number of students who drink quantities of alcohol sufficient to wash away whole episodes from memory.

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'Drunkorexia:' A recipe for disaster

It is well known that eating disorders are common among teens and college students. Heavy alcohol consumption is another well-known unhealthy habit of this age group. A new study from the University of Missouri shows that when college students combine these two unhealthy habits, their long-term health may be affected. "Drunkorexia" is a new term coined by the media to describe the combination of disordered eating and heavy alcohol consumption.

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Early intervention may curb dangerous college drinking

Early intervention may curb dangerous college drinking | Psychology and Brain News | Scoop.it
The first few weeks of college are a critical time in shaping students' drinking habits.
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Juliet Stanton's curator insight, February 11, 2014 10:20 PM

This article says that if college students who are non-drinkers receive a parent-based intervention in the first few weeks of the semester, they are less likely to start drinking. Also, most heavy drinkers who receive either parent or peer-based intervention don't continue drinking, but if they receive an intervention from both peers and parents, they continue drinking. I think that this information is pretty reliable because it comes from an organisation which talks about the use of alcohol and drugs.

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Subjects Wanted to Drink Bourbon and Watch Erotic Films

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In 1970, less was known about the causes and mechanisms of alcohol blackouts. A study by Goodwin and colleagues set out to learn more

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Texting can help to both assess drinking issues and deliver brief interventions

Texting can help to both assess drinking issues and deliver brief interventions | Psychology and Brain News | Scoop.it
Each day numerous young adults in the U.S. visit hospital emergency departments (EDs) for alcohol-related problems.
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New Study Finds Bisexual Women, More Likely Than Bisexual Men, To Be Depressed And Abuse Alcohol

New Study Finds Bisexual Women, More Likely Than Bisexual Men, To Be Depressed And Abuse Alcohol | Psychology and Brain News | Scoop.it

Bisexual women are more likely than their male counterparts to suffer from depression and stress and to binge-drink

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