The team studied adult cannabis

Nov 14th 2015 at 12:54 AM

The team studied adult cannabis users aged about Brainplus IQ who were compared with a group of matched non-users. On average, the cannabis users took the drug three times a day. Although tests showed that regular users had lower IQs than non-users, this did not appear to be related to brain abnormalities. The scans revealed that smoking cannabis every day was associated with shrinkage in the orbitofrontal region of the brain, which is involved in mental processing and decision making .It also influences responses to rewards and adversity, and is strongly linked to empathy – the ability to sense other people’s feelings. Neuroscientists believe damage to the orbitofrontal cortex may underpin some forms of psychopathy. Earlier onset of cannabis use induced greater structural and functional connectivity, the research showed. The greatest connectivity increases occurred as an individual started taking the drug. >>>>>>>>>

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