TITLE

Prisoners of pleasure?

AUTHOR(S)
Concar, David
PUB. DATE
October 1994
SOURCE
New Scientist;10/1/94, Vol. 143 Issue 1945, p26
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Reports on the biological and genetic factors said to cause substance abuse and addiction. Use of positron emission tomography to study causes of addiction; Link between abnormality in the orbitofrontal cortex and vulnerability to addiction; Addiction research; Genes linked to addictive behavior; Hereditary factors; Neurochemical basis for addiction; Tests on the theories of addiction. INSET: Animals seeking oblivion, by Laura Spinney..
ACCESSION #
9410260500

 

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