The Brain Can be Trained

A new study at the Universities of Exeter and Cardiff looked into the potential of retraining individuals out of impulsive behaviors. In one test given to participants who were engaged in placing a bet, a “stop” signal interrupted the hand movement involved in placing the bet. The results indicated that slowing down simple movements in this situation made the participants more cautious. This research, though only one piece in the addiction puzzle, proves promising for future treatment of impulse related disorders and some addictive behaviors. Such disorders include: ADD, ADHD, as well as, alcohol and drug addiction. Researchers stated, “These results suggest that our impulses are controlled by highly connected brain systems.”

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