Addictive Behavior Control Circuit Discovered in Rat Brains
Addictive Behavior Control Circuit Discovered in Rat Brains
Some rats showed a decrease in addictive tendencies when researchers activated the pathway, while the behavior of others became more addictive when the pathway was inhibited.

Addictive Behavior Control Circuit Discovered in Rat Brains
Addictive Behavior Control Circuit Discovered in Rat Brains

Some rats showed a decrease in addictive tendencies when researchers activated the pathway, while the behavior of others became more addictive when the pathway was inhibited.

Some rats showed a decrease in addictive tendencies when researchers activated the pathway, while the behavior of others became more addictive when the pathway was inhibited.

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