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Using Cocaine Once Alters Your Brain's Reward Circuit Forever, Study on Mice Reveals
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
The researchers examined how six parts of the brain in control of the response to reward react when the rodents used cocaine. In order to replicate human addiction, the mice in the study were allowed to take and become addicted to cocaine. The scientists investigated the gene expressions of mice when they first ingested the drug, after they were addicted and after withdrawal periods of 24 hours and 30 days. read more


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