The Addictive Brain

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The Addictive Brain

2015

Addiction touches us all. What happens when your brain is on drugs? Discover the neural mechanisms that underlie the behaviors of addiction, and see how drugs and activities like gambling can hijack the brain and lead to...

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Thad A. Polk

In This Series

Addiction 101
Episode 1
Addiction 101
The Psychology and Neuroscience of Reward
Episode 2
The Psychology and Neuroscience of Reward
How Addiction Hijacks the Brain
Episode 3
How Addiction Hijacks the Brain
Genetics - Born to Be an Addict?
Episode 4
Genetics - Born to Be an Addict?
Your Brain on Drugs
Episode 5
Your Brain on Drugs
Why We Crave Coffee and Cigarettes
Episode 6
Why We Crave Coffee and Cigarettes
Alcohol - Social Lubricant or Drug of Abuse?
Episode 7
Alcohol - Social Lubricant or Drug of Abuse?
The Science of Marijuana
Episode 8
The Science of Marijuana
Stimulants - From Cocaine to Ritalin
Episode 9
Stimulants - From Cocaine to Ritalin
The Science of Poppies, Pleasure, and Pain
Episode 10
The Science of Poppies, Pleasure, and Pain
The Gambler's Brain
Episode 11
The Gambler's Brain
Junk Food, Porn, Video Games - Addictions?
Episode 12
Junk Food, Porn, Video Games - Addictions?