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Heavy alcohol use has been linked with diminishing mental processes among both adults and adolescents, particularly in tasks of spatial working memory (SWM). SWM is the ability to perceive the space around you, which is critical to logical thinking and reasoning, said study co-author Susan F. Tapert, professor of psychiatry at the University of California, San Diego. The study examined gender-specific influences of binge drinking on SWM, reports the journal, Alcoholism: Clinical & Experimental Research. "Even though adolescents might physically appear grown up, their brains are continuing to significantly develop and mature," said Tapert, according to a California statement. "Heavy alcohol use may interrupt normal brain cell growth during adolescence. . . which may interfere with teens' ability to perform in school and sports, and might have long-lasting effects," she said. "We chose to examine spatial working memory because previous studies have shown it is impaired in adults and adolescents who drink alcohol heavily," she said. "Our study found that female teenage heavy drinkers had less brain activation in several brain regions than female non-drinking teens when doing the same spatial task," said Tapert. Sensex gains amid choppy trade; oil & gas, realty leadWipro Q1 cons net profit down 2.9% at Rs 1,335 crTargeting 6000 on Nifty? IIFL says it's unlikelyDemand for capital goods is on a way down, says KotakVery stock specific market due to earnings: Anil ManghnaniRBI may hike 50bps in two sessions: Sangeeta PurushottamIndiaInfoline to file DRHP for Rs 750cr NCD issue todayMomentum will stay, watch follow up sessions: ICICI DirectSuper Six trading picks to bet on July 20TheEquityDesk.com top picks: About Us|Disclaimer|Careers @ IBN|Contact Us | Feedback| Complaint Redressal| Advertise With Us|Connect.in.com | Live Stock Market News | India CNN name, logo and all associated elements and 2011 Cable News Network LP, LLLP. A Time Warner Company. All rights reserved. CNN and the CNN logo are registered marks of Cable News Network, LP LLLP, displayed with permission. Use of the CNN name and/or logo on or as part of CNN-IBN does not derogate from the intellectual property rights of Cable News Network in respect of them.

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Heavy alcohol use has been linked with diminishing mental processes among both adults and adolescents, particularly in tasks of spatial working memory (SWM). SWM is the ability to perceive the space around you, which is critical to logical thinking and ...