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Offline Rapunzel

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Brain scans find porn addiction
« on: September 22, 2013, 12:36:21 AM »
http://www.thesundaytimes.co.uk/sto/news/uk_news/Society/article1317209.ece?CMP=OTH-gnws-standard-2013_09_21


Brain scans find porn addiction
Eleanor Mills and Jon Ungoed-Thomas Published: 22 September 2013

COMPULSIVE users of pornography show the same signs of addiction in their brain activity as alcoholics or drug addicts, a study has revealed.

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In the first research of its kind, scans showed that a central portion of the brain which is stimulated in drug or alcohol addicts also “lit up” when compulsive pornography users watched explicit material. There was no such effect in the brains of people who were not habitual users of porn.


The Cambridge University study will increase pressure for tighter control on porn. Researchers used MRI scans to analyse the brain activity of 19 users of pornography who said they had a problem with their habit.

Dr Valerie Voon, the principal researcher in the study and a neuropsychiatrist at Cambridge, said: “We found greater activity in an area of the brain called the ventral striatum, which is a reward centre, involved in processing reward, motivation and pleasure.
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Re: Brain scans find porn addiction
« Reply #1 on: September 22, 2013, 12:38:22 AM »
Probably true for people who are addicted to anything.

Let me drink Dr. Pepper while running a MRI and you'll probably see the same thing.  :silly:
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Re: Brain scans find porn addiction
« Reply #2 on: September 22, 2013, 12:09:54 PM »
"Compulsive" is the key word here, and I agree with the little yellow minion that the same result would probably be found whenever anyone with a compulsion indulges in that compulsion.

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Re: Brain scans find porn addiction
« Reply #3 on: September 28, 2013, 03:50:16 PM »
I don't believe Harry Reid could be addicted to anything as he has no brain or it has atrophied to such a degree it is no longer useful. 888smokin
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Re: Brain scans find porn addiction
« Reply #4 on: September 29, 2013, 09:21:34 AM »
I don't believe Harry Reid could be addicted to anything as he has no brain or it has atrophied to such a degree it is no longer useful. 888smokin

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