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.

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

2 Responses to This is Your Brain on Drugs

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Johann

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.

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Allison

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…

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