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This tiny bit of the brain could offer clues about addiction

It's responsible for getting you to stop doing things.


Pinning down the way the brain handles inhibition has implications for ADHD and addiction.

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Neuroscientists know a lot about what happens in the when someone decides to do something, like reach for a cookie on the office snack table. What they’re less certain about, though, is what happens when someone starts to do something, and then quickly decides to stop—like starting to reach for a cookie, seeing that there’s a sitting on it, and pulling

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