News tagged with prefrontal cortex

Tobacco smoking impacts teens' brains, study shows

Tobacco smoking is the leading preventable cause of death and disease in the U.S., with more than 400,000 deaths each year attributable to smoking or its consequences. And yet teens still smoke. Indeed, smoking usually begins ...

Mar 02, 2011
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Nicotine harms the pubescent brain

Smoking at an early age can cause attention deficits in later life. Researchers at the Neuroscience Campus Amsterdam (part of VU University and its medical centre) have discovered a new mechanism that explains how exposure ...

Mar 01, 2011
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Brain is not fully mature until 30s and 40s

(PhysOrg.com) -- New research from the UK shows the brain continues to develop after childhood and puberty, and is not fully developed until people are well into their 30s and 40s. The findings contradict ...

Dec 22, 2010 report
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