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Drug Addiction Research

Presentation by Barbara Sorg. Starting from a very young age, humans are driven to seek out novel sensations and rewarding experiences. During adolescence, some seek out drugs because they create novel sensations. Repeated exposure creates new experiences and powerful persistent memories. Professor Sorg discusses what happens in the brain with rewarding experiences and how drugs can alter the brain’s structure and function to make addiction a chronic disease. Sorg is a professor in the Department of Integrative Physiology and Neuroscience and co-director of the Washington State University Translational Addiction Research Center.

Sunday, April 23, 2017 - 10:00am