Addictions, Bad Habits Can 'Highjack' Brain
Clinically Obese, Cocaine Addicts, Have Similar Brain Scans
By KRISTINA FIORE
Jan. 31, 2010—
By the end of January, many New Year's resolutions have been tossed out with leftover holiday cookies and unwanted gifts. It's been nearly impossible to deny that slice of cake after dinner, or to hit the treadmill instead of surfing the Internet.
Change, especially changing bad habits, is hard -- and rightly so, as any neuroscientist will tell you.