Hyper-brain connectivity in binge drinking college students: a diffusion tensor imaging study

Karl Kashfi, Kareem Al-Khalil, Jiancheng Hou, Dan Fang, Ron Anderson, Ravi Rajmohan, Peter Syapin, Michael W. O’Boyle

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Abstract

The current study used diffusion tensor imaging to examine patterns/degree of brain connectivity in 12 college-aged binge drinking (BD) and 12 moderate drinking individuals. Voxel-level and region-of-interest analyses revealed increased connectivity of the BD brain in the right corona radiata, right external capsule, and both the right and left cingulum. Also, fractional anisotropy and axial diffusivity values of these regions correlated with a number of drinking behaviors of the BD as well as both groups combined. It is hypothesized that increased connectivity in the BD may produce difficulties with regulatory control, contributing to their propensity to binge.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)179-186
Number of pages8
JournalNeurocase
Volume23
Issue number3-4
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 4 2017

Keywords

  • Connectivity
  • DTI
  • binge drinking
  • regulatory control

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    Kashfi, K., Al-Khalil, K., Hou, J., Fang, D., Anderson, R., Rajmohan, R., Syapin, P., & O’Boyle, M. W. (2017). Hyper-brain connectivity in binge drinking college students: a diffusion tensor imaging study. Neurocase, 23(3-4), 179-186. https://doi.org/10.1080/13554794.2017.1347264