The experts based in China conducted brain scans of 17 young internet addicts and found that some significant changes occurred in their white matter.
White matter is the area of the brain that contains nerve fibers. According to the results, the scans which were taken indicated that there was evidence of disruption to connections in nerve fibres involved in decision-making, control and emotions.
Writing in Plos One, expert Dr Hao Lei said: “Overall, our findings indicate that IAD has abnormal white matter integrity in brain regions involving emotional generation and processing, executive attention, decision making and cognitive control.”
He went on to say that the results also suggest that web addiction may share certain psychological...