Addiction talk in Manhattan

April 14, 2011

We attended a reception in the Upper East Side this week where I gave a talk on addiction.  The talk was entitled, “Addiction: insights about prevention and treatment from basic science.” In making connections between what we do and addiction, one of the most interesting outcomes was learning more about the cognitive deficits that take place in addicted brains. Addiction to certain substances causes changes in widespread cortical networks including the dorsolateral prefrontal cortex and the orbital frontal cortex. Some of the really interesting work in this area comes from Nora Volkow’s lab and Anto Bonci’s lab, both at NIDA.


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