Teenage smokers risk badly wired brains

 作者:赫连喱     |      日期:2019-03-02 06:18:03
By Linda Geddes Parents may now have another reason to worry about their children smoking. Nicotine may cause the teenage brain to develop abnormally, resulting in changes to the structure of white matter – the neural tissue through which signals are relayed. Teenagers who smoke, or whose mothers smoked during pregnancy, are also more likely to suffer from auditory attention deficits, meaning they find it harder to concentrate on what is being said when other things are happening at the same time. Leslie Jacobsen of Yale University School of Medicine and colleagues used diffusion tensor imaging,