Internet addiction has become increasingly recognized as a mental disorder, though its neurobiological basis is unknown. This study used functional neuroimaging to investigate whole-brain functional connectivity in adolescents diagnosed with internet addiction. Based on neurobiological changes seen in other addiction related disorders, it was predicted that connectivity disruptions in adolescents with internet addiction would be most prominent in cortico-striatal circuitry.
- computer addiction
- neural networks
- behavioral addiction
- functional magnetic resonance imaging
Hong, S. B., Zalesky, A., Cocchi, L., Fornito, A., Choi, E. J., Kim, H. H., Suh, J. E., Kim, C. D., Kim, J-W., & Yi, S. H. (2013). Decreased functional brain connectivity in adolescents with internet addiction. PLoS ONE, 8(2), [e57831]. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0057831