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Research Article

Cortical Thickness Abnormalities in Late Adolescence with Online Gaming Addiction

  • Kai Yuan,

    Affiliation: Life Sciences Research Center, School of Life Sciences and Technology, Xidian University, Xi’an, Shaanxi, China

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  • Ping Cheng,

    Affiliation: Life Sciences Research Center, School of Life Sciences and Technology, Xidian University, Xi’an, Shaanxi, China

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  • Tao Dong,

    Affiliation: Life Sciences Research Center, School of Life Sciences and Technology, Xidian University, Xi’an, Shaanxi, China

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  • Yanzhi Bi,

    Affiliation: Life Sciences Research Center, School of Life Sciences and Technology, Xidian University, Xi’an, Shaanxi, China

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  • Lihong Xing,

    Affiliation: Life Sciences Research Center, School of Life Sciences and Technology, Xidian University, Xi’an, Shaanxi, China

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  • Dahua Yu,

    Affiliations: Life Sciences Research Center, School of Life Sciences and Technology, Xidian University, Xi’an, Shaanxi, China, Information Processing Laboratory, School of Information Engineering, Inner Mongolia University of Science and Technology, Baotou, Inner Mongolia, China

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  • Limei Zhao,

    Affiliation: Life Sciences Research Center, School of Life Sciences and Technology, Xidian University, Xi’an, Shaanxi, China

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  • Minghao Dong,

    Affiliation: Life Sciences Research Center, School of Life Sciences and Technology, Xidian University, Xi’an, Shaanxi, China

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  • Karen M. von Deneen,

    Affiliation: Life Sciences Research Center, School of Life Sciences and Technology, Xidian University, Xi’an, Shaanxi, China

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  • Yijun Liu,

    Affiliation: Departments of Psychiatry and Neuroscience, McKnight Brain Institute, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida, United States of America

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  • Wei Qin mail,

    wqin@xidian.edu.cn (WQ); tian@ieee.org (JT)

    Affiliation: Life Sciences Research Center, School of Life Sciences and Technology, Xidian University, Xi’an, Shaanxi, China

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  • Jie Tian mail

    wqin@xidian.edu.cn (WQ); tian@ieee.org (JT)

    Affiliations: Life Sciences Research Center, School of Life Sciences and Technology, Xidian University, Xi’an, Shaanxi, China, Institute of Automation, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China

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  • Published: January 09, 2013
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0053055

About the Authors

Kai Yuan, Ping Cheng, Tao Dong, Yanzhi Bi, Lihong Xing, Dahua Yu, Limei Zhao, Minghao Dong, Karen M. von Deneen, Wei Qin, Jie Tian
Life Sciences Research Center, School of Life Sciences and Technology, Xidian University, Xi’an, Shaanxi, China
Dahua Yu
Information Processing Laboratory, School of Information Engineering, Inner Mongolia University of Science and Technology, Baotou, Inner Mongolia, China
Yijun Liu
Departments of Psychiatry and Neuroscience, McKnight Brain Institute, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida, United States of America
Jie Tian
Institute of Automation, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China

Corresponding Authors

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Supervision of technical details for MRI data analysis operations: WQ. Contribution to the writing of the manuscript: YL JT. Conceived and designed the experiments: KY WQ JT. Performed the experiments: KY WQ LZ. Analyzed the data: KY DY LZ. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: PT TD YB LX. Wrote the paper: KY WQ MD KMD.