If you can’t control the urge to drink, there is a set of neurons to be blamed.
Scientists have pinpointed a population of neurons in the brain that influences whether one drink leads to two and so on.
The discovery could ultimately lead to a cure for alcoholism and other addictions, researchers from the Texas A and M Health Science Centre believe.
They found that alcohol consumption alters the structure and function of neurons in the dorsomedial striatum, a part of the brain known to be important in goal-driven behaviours.
– IANS | New York