Advances in human neuroconnectivity research: Applications for understanding familial history risk for alcoholism

Anita Cservenka, Gabriela Alarcón, Scott A. Jones, Bonnie J. Nagel

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Recent advances in brain imaging have allowed researchers to further study the networks connecting brain regions. Specifically, research examining the functioning of these networks in groups with a genetic predisposition for alcoholism has found atypical circuitry in the brains of such individuals. Further research with larger sample sizes and multimodal method integration are necessary to confirm these intriguing findings.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalAlcohol Research: Current Reviews
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1 2015



  • Alcoholism
  • Brain
  • Brain function
  • Brain imaging
  • Functional magnetic resonance imaging
  • Genetic risk factors
  • Genetic vulnerability
  • Neural network
  • Neurobiology
  • Neuroconnectivity
  • Neuroimaging
  • Neuron
  • Neuroscience
  • Psychophysiological interactions

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine (miscellaneous)
  • Clinical Psychology
  • Psychiatry and Mental health

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