London: Ever wondered why some peopleget addicted to substances? Well, the secret lies in the brainlosing flexibility, says a new study. Researchers in France have carried out the study andfound that drug addicts who become hooked actually have brainsincapable of returning to normal after regular drug abuse, the`Daily Express` reported.
Addicts lose the ability to produce a form of brainplasticity, known as LTD, crucial for developing and holdingnew memories and therefore in having flexible behaviour, thescientists found. Study author Dr Pier-Vincenzo Piazza was quoted assaying, "Our results show it is in the brains of non-addictedusers that we`ll probably find the key to a true addictiontherapy." PTI
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