Cocaine rewires brain after one dose

Just one dose cocaine speeds growth of spine structures within the brain, connecting neurons and changing a brain’s wiring.

Testing on mice reveals how brains rewire so addiction overrides other considerations.

Images of the frontal cortex were made before and after injecting cocaine showing new connections in the brain were formed in less than two hours.

Researchers hope this new understanding of the brains role in addiction can assist in tackling addiction.

Read more at University of California, Berkeley

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