New study on altered brain connectivity in cocaine abuse
Resting state brain connectivity patterns before eventual relapse into cocaine abuse
M. Berlingeri, D. Losasso, A. Girolo, E. Cozzolino, T. Masullo, M. Scotto, M. Sberna, G. Bottini, E. Paulesu
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Addicted patients had a reduction of the connectivity between NAs and DMN.
The worst the controlled behaviour, the higher the NA − oPFC connectivity.
The worst the controlled behaviour, the lower the NAs − dPFC connectivity.
The dynamics in the relapsed patients resemble a push-pull model
Written by Eraldo Paulesu