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Talk Online | Brain Mechanisms of Addictive Behaviour

Online | Brain Mechanisms of Addictive Behaviour

Schematic representation of structures and circuits in a rat brain implicated in addictive behavior

Synopsis

There are now many studies of addiction in human populations, including sophisticated imaging studies that have provided rich information about the structure, metabolic activity and neurochemical status of the brains of individuals with a drug addiction. However, such investigations do not easily allow us to understand the progression from initial, recreational use of addictive drugs through abuse to the addicted state when behaviour directed at obtaining and using drugs becomes compulsive.
 
This lecture will review some of Professor Everitt and his group’s research on the behavioural neuroscience of addiction in experimental animals that seeks to understand the neural and psychological mechanisms of addictive behaviour, including the nature of vulnerability as well as the possibility of developing new treatments.


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Event details

Thu 27 May 2021, 6:30pm

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Venue details

Royal Society
6-9 Carlton House Terrace
London
SW1Y 5AG

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