Should you be driving?

Aussie drink-driving laws have similar penalties, but our BAC level is still at .05. This will be moved to .02 in the coming years.
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SHOULD YOU BE DRIVING? DON'T DRINK AND DRIVE....EVER!

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Highlights

  • • Prenatal cocaine exposure (PCE) is associated with long-term arousal dysregulation.
  • • PCEs and controls were scanned with rfMRI at the mean ages of 14.3 and 16.6 years.
  • • Amygdala connectivity changed oppositely with age in the PCE and control groups.
  • • Amygdala connectivity in rest predicted emotional interference in task state.
  • • PCE may contribute to increased emotional arousal in adolescent development.

Abstract

Background: Prenatal cocaine exposure (PCE) is associated with arousal dysregulation, but interactions between exposure and age are rarely investigated directly with longitudinal study designs. Our previous study had examined task-elicited emotional arousal and noted persistently high amygdala activations in the development of adolescents with PCE. However, while externally imposed emotional arousal could be considered a “state” effect depending on specific task stimuli, it is still unclear whether similar developmental alterations extend to intrinsic functional connectivity (FC), reflecting more of a “trait” effect.

Conclusions: These results provided additional data directly characterizing developmental changes in the emotional network of adolescents with PCE, complementing and extending the notion of a PCE-associated long-term teratogenic effect on arousal regulation.

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