PUBLISHED: 09:09, 22 September 2013 | UPDATED: 15:20, 22 September 2013
Compulsive pornography users shows the same brain activity as alcoholics and drug addicts
"'Addiction' part of brain flashes when 'porn addicts' viewed x-rated material.
The results are expected to open up debate on porn as an addiction [why?]
"Regular porn users show the same kind of brain activity as drug addicts and alcoholics, scientists have claimed.
In a new study, scans have revealed how the part of the brain which is stimulated when drug users and heavy drinkers indulge in their addiction is also activated when those hooked on porn watch x-rated images and videos.
In an alarming set of results [why?], this effect was not present in those who don't use porn regularly. [no shit]
Addict: The Cambridge University study has revealed worrying [why?] similarities in the brain activity of porn addicts and those hooked on alcohol and drugs.
The research, carried out by Cambridge University used MRI scans to study the brains of 19 participants who came forward for the experiment, admitting that they had a problem [not enough porn?] with their porn habit.
Speaking in the Sunday Times, 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.'" [science is wonderful]
Pornography addiction leads to same brain activity as alcoholism or drug abuse, study shows
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Dr Valerie Voon
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