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Brain-mapping Increases Understanding of Alcohol's Effects on First-year College Students
March 19, 2013
A research team that includes several Penn State University scientists has completed a first-of-its-kind longitudinal pilot study aimed at better understanding how the neural processes that underlie responses to alcohol-related cues change during students' first year of college.
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