How Addiction Hijacks the Brain

  • by Thad A. Polk
  • Narrated by Thad A. Polk
  • 0 hrs and 32 mins
  • Other

Publisher's Summary

Here you’ll examine the ways addiction alters the brain by numbing the pleasure center, sensitizing the dopamine system, and inhibiting the prefrontal cortex. Combined, these altered brain functions lead to strong cravings and a reduced ability to control one’s actions. This foray into neuroscience will forever change the way you think about addiction.

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Book Details

  • Release Date: 06-03-2015
  • Publisher: The Great Courses