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Primed: Drugs, Development and Despair

Judith Grisel began using recreational drugs when she was 13 and landed in a treatment center at 23. She went on to earn a Ph.D. in behavioral neuroscience and is now a professor at Bucknell University with expertise in pharmacology and genetics whose research focuses on determining the root causes of addiction. In 2019 she published a NYTimes bestseller “Never Enough: The Neuroscience and Experience of Addiction.”

In her talk, Drugs, Development and Despair, Judy will describe how her personal experience with addiction led to a career in neuroscience and summarize how substance use disorders develop, before discussing how the brain adapts to delta-9-THC by creating the states of craving, tolerance, and dependence that characterize addiction google play store apps auf pcen. She’ll discuss how such adaptation during adolescence results in lasting changes in brain structure and function that pave the way for future addictions and make recovery so challenging fernsehsendungen komplett herunterladen.

Drugs, Development and Despair Learning Objectives

  1. Describe how abused drugs co-opt brain circuits that are critical for normal development
  2. Explain why robust brain plasticity in adolescents enhances their risk for addiction
  3. Summarize how the brain adapts to regular drug use by creating an “opponent process” to maintain homeostasis, undermining the trajectory to individuation and adulthood
  4. Explain how the hallmarks of addiction – tolerance, dependence and craving – are tied opponent processes
  5. List the subjective effects brought about by cannabis use as well as the profound neural adaptations that counteract these effects

JUDITH GRISEL, Ph.D ritter spiele kostenlos downloaden., is an internationally recognized behavioral neuroscientist and a professor of psychology at Bucknell University with expertise in pharmacology and genetics whose research focuses on determining root causes of drug addiction win 7 pro herunterladen. A current focus of her laboratory is to understand the role of endogenous opiate neurotransmission in different trajectories of alcohol abuse in men and women . Professor Grisel recently published Never Enough: The Neuroscience and Experience of Addiction, a New York Times bestseller .


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