New research from Cambridge University finds that porn addiction may alter the brain in similar ways to alcohol or drug addiction. Researchers from Cambridge found that MRI scans of 19 addicted pornography users showed that the reward centers of the brain reacted to explicit images in a similar way that an alcoholic might respond to liquor or beer advertisements." We found greater activity in an area of the brain called the ventral striatum, which is a reward center involved in processing reward, motivation and pleasure," lead scientist Dr. Valerie Voon told reporters.

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