Best Brain Breakthroughs for January 2014

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Best Brain Breakthroughs for January 2014

Porn addiction could make you sexist, and other breaking news.

Hey, Don Jon. That porn you “casually” “enjoy” “watching,” according to Cambridge University scientists, is actually an addiction that provokes a response in your brain similar to that of drugs and alcohol. “We found [significant] activity in the brain’s ventral striatum, which processes reward, motivation, and pleasure,” says Valerie Voon, Ph.D., author of the study, part of a U.K. TV documentary titled Porn and the Brain.

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