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As Zachary Pennington watched friends and family grapple with substance dependency and anxiety disorders, he knew he wanted to find a way to help.
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How neuroscientists elucidated the neural underpinnings that link learning and reward.
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Largely by design, the features that make smartphones convenient and fun also make them addictive.
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Eating too much sugar over-activates the brain’s reward areas, leading to cravings and addictive behaviors.
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Dopamine works as a crucial messenger in our brains, with imbalances causing a variety of brain disorders.
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Opiate drugs derived from poppy seeds hijack the brain’s natural opioid system.
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We all know that kids spend many hours a day using smartphones but what is it doing to their brains?
  • Stanford University
What can the flick of a rat’s tail tell us about opioid addiction? More than you might think.
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As Zachary Pennington watched friends and family grapple with substance dependency and anxiety disorders, he knew he wanted to find a way to help.
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What happens in the brain of someone who has smoked pot?
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Learn how the neurotransmitter dopamine contributes to substance use disorder.
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Let's view a journey into your brain as a young neuron and his professor do their best to explain how addiction works in their own ways.
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Opioids have become a topic of great interest on Capitol Hill as addiction and overdose rates continue to increase across the country.
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