This is Your Brain on Drugs

In: Culture Food

15 Sep 2010

A new study visualizes the effects of drug use on your brain using SPECT scans. Interesting — though the footnote “colors do not have significant meaning” dilutes the impact quite a bit.


Still, it’s an improvement over what we were taught in the 80s:

2 Responses to This is Your Brain on Drugs



September 15th, 2010 at 9:48 pm

The colours do aid in relating the different views (top, bottom, side) to each other, rather than if they were all just gray speckled blobs.



September 18th, 2010 at 9:23 am

As someone who does brain imaging for a living, stuff like this really pisses me off. It’s completely and utterly unclear what you are looking at, and if any of it is statistically significant. GGrrr…

Comment Form

What is Chart Porn?

An addictive collection of beautiful charts, graphs, maps, and interactive data visualization toys -- on topics from around the world.

  • ahmed: thanks bro [...]
  • ronny pettersen: Hilarious and unfortunately accurate... ;-) [...]
  • anime4up: انمي فور اب [...]
  • bobin: Great post !!! nice graph !!! [...]
  • ramakrishna: If you're interested to browse additional regarding the various styles of cleanup services accessibl [...]