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Family Income, Parental Education and Brain Structure in Children and Adolescents
Socioeconomic disparities are associated with differences in cognitive development. The extent to which this translates to disparities in brain structure is unclear. We investigated relationshipsExpand
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Low level of brain dopamine D2 receptors in methamphetamine abusers: association with metabolism in the orbitofrontal cortex.
OBJECTIVE The role of dopamine in the addictive process (loss of control and compulsive drug intake) is poorly understood. A consistent finding in drug-addicted subjects is a lower level of dopamineExpand
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Loss of Dopamine Transporters in Methamphetamine Abusers Recovers with Protracted Abstinence
Methamphetamine is a popular drug of abuse that is neurotoxic to dopamine (DA) terminals when administered to laboratory animals. Studies in methamphetamine abusers have also documented significantExpand
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Association of dopamine transporter reduction with psychomotor impairment in methamphetamine abusers.
OBJECTIVE Methamphetamine is a popular and highly addictive drug of abuse that has raised concerns because it has been shown in laboratory animals to be neurotoxic to dopamine terminals. The authorsExpand
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Multi-contrast human neonatal brain atlas: Application to normal neonate development analysis
We report the development of neonatal brain atlases with detailed anatomic information derived from DTI and co-registered anatomical MRI. Expand
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Brain Areas Specific for Attentional Load in a Motion-Tracking Task
Although visual attention is known to modulate brain activity in the posterior parietal, prefrontal, and visual sensory areas, the unique roles of these areas in the control of attentional resourcesExpand
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Neuroanatomical Assessment of Biological Maturity
Structural MRI allows unparalleled in vivo study of the anatomy of the developing human brain. For more than two decades, MRI research has revealed many new aspects of this multifaceted maturationExpand
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Smaller subcortical volumes and cognitive deficits in children with prenatal methamphetamine exposure
The purpose of this pilot study was to examine possible neurotoxic effects of prenatal methamphetamine (Meth) exposure on the developing brain and on cognition. Meth-exposed children (n=13) andExpand
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The NIH Toolbox Cognition Battery: results from a large normative developmental sample (PING).
OBJECTIVE The NIH Toolbox Cognition Battery (NTCB) was designed to provide a brief, efficient computerized test of key neuropsychological functions appropriate for use in children as young as 3 yearsExpand
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Higher cortical and lower subcortical metabolism in detoxified methamphetamine abusers.
OBJECTIVE Methamphetamine has raised concerns because it may be neurotoxic to the human brain. Although prior work has focused primarily on the effects of methamphetamine on dopamine cells, there isExpand
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