Tuesday, May 30, 2006

Researchers gain insight into how Ritalin works

From the CEC Smart Brief:

Philadelphia scientists seeking to explain how the stimulant Ritalin can paradoxically decrease children's motor activity while improving their focus have discovered how the drug affects the sensory pathway of the brain in rats. Researcher Barry Waterhouse notes the changes that occur in the sensory pathway may affect other areas of the brain and vice versa. Science Daily Magazine (5/30)

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