Addicted Mice Don’t Lack Willpower – They’re Bored

The Brain

Photo credit: Sudokus might not be the answer, but problem solving helps mice to resist addiction. Emily Strange.

Mice given even brief opportunities to solve puzzles are less likely to become addicted to cocaine, a study has found. The research adds to an increasing body of work suggesting that addiction is in large part a reaction to living in an intellectually and emotionally unsatisfying environment, and indicates that intellectual stimulation could be...

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