Alkoholpolitik und Volksgesundheit

The teen brain is a marvel of smarts. It’s just not all filled in (yet)

Freitag 2. Juli 2010 von htm

Of all the organs in our bodies, the brain takes the longest to develop. Frontal lobes — the seat of judgment — are the last pieces to be fully connected to the parts of the brain that sense danger or solve calculus problems. A growing body of neuroscientific evidence places full brain maturity at about age 25, well past the point when young people begin to drive, drink, vote, or go off to war. (Source: Harvard World Health News, 7/2/10) boston.com, 6/28/10

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The Brain Maintains Language Skills In Spite Of Alcohol

Sonntag 22. März 2009 von htm

By Drawing From Other Regions The Brain Maintains Language Skills In Spite Of Alcohol Damage.
Prior neuroimaging studies have shown alcoholism-related damage to the frontal lobes and cerebellum. Yet even though these regions are involved in language processing, alcoholics‘ language skills appear to be relatively spared from alcohol’s damaging effects. A new study suggests that alcoholics develop „compensatory mechanisms“ to maintain their language skills despite alcohol’s damages… compensation which may, in turn, have a restrictive effect on other processes. (Source: Medical News Today, 3/21/09)

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