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Prenatal Meth vs. Alcohol Brain Volume

Caption: Studies show that certain brain structures are smaller or larger than normal in alcohol-exposed children, while brain regions in meth-exposed children were similarly affected, if not more so. Shown in color are brain areas that differed among alcohol-exposed, meth-exposed and unexposed children -- notably the caudate nucleus (left) and the cingulate cortex (right). Superimposed graphs show group differences.

Credit: Courtesy, with permission: Sowell et al. The Journal of Neuroscience 2010

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