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The Neuroscience of Addiction - Extended Interviews

The Neuroscience of Addiction – Extended Interviews is a 13-part series that delves into the complexities of addiction with the leading experts in the field. The topics covered include how addiction affects the brain, misconceptions, research advancements, recovery, and more.
Eric Chudler, PhDRunning Time: 0:14:00

In this interview Dr. Eric Chudler takes you through the most important brain concepts as they relate to drug addiction. He then talks about how brain science is changing the way we look at drug addiction by moving it into the realm of disease.

Michael Kuhar, PhD - Part OneRunning Time: 0:19:00

In this interview Dr. Michael Kuhar begins with a history of the major discoveries in neuroscience as they relate to drug addiction. He then explains how drugs of abuse hijack neurotransmission.

Michael Kuhar, PhD - Part TwoRunning Time: 0:23:00

In this interview Dr. Michael Kuhar talks about how individual differences among people play a role in how drugs of abuse affect the brain and addiction. He then lays out different ways to classify drugs of abuse and how specific drugs hijack neurotransmission.

Matthew Will, PhD - Part OneRunning Time: 0:26:00

In this interview Dr. Matthew Will describes neural circuits in the brain. He then talks about how the brain is hijacked by drugs of abuse and explains the incentive salience model of addiction.

Matthew Will, PhD Part TwoRunning Time: 0:25:00

In this interview Dr. Matthew Will takes a look at how the many facets of neuroscience research advance the understanding that addiction is a disease. He concludes with his research about food addiction and its parallels to drug addiction.

Paul E.M. Phillips, PhD - Part OneRunning Time: 0:24:00

In this interview Dr. Paul E. M. Phillips discusses the pleasure circuit in the brain. He then moves on to the role of neurotransmitters in drug addiction and the importance of the prefrontal cortex in addiction.

Paul E.M. Phillips, PhD - Part TwoRunning Time: 0:23:00

In this interview Dr. Paul E. M. Phillips describes newly emerged understandings about the brain and addiction. Recovery and treatment are then taken up and he concludes with some philosophical comments about the brain and addiction.

Susan Ferguson, PhD - Part OneRunning Time: 0:23:00

In this interview Dr. Susan Ferguson begins with some basic insights into addiction and the drug addict, then moves on to structures of the brain that are involved in addiction. She then takes up how drugs of abuse change the brain.

Susan Ferguson, PhD - Part TwoRunning Time: 0:20:00

In this interview Dr. Susan Ferguson explains new brain models of addiction and new areas of research. This is followed by thoughts on misconceptions regarding addiction and recovery. She concludes with a presentation of her groundbreaking research on how decision-making functions in the brain are damaged as a result of taking drugs of abuse.

Keith Witt, PhD - Part OneRunning Time: 0:30:00

In this interview Dr. Keith Witt begins by describing addiction from a number of psychological perspectives and then looks at some of the conditions and circumstances that lead to addiction. Next, he takes up developmental issues related to addiction.

Keith Witt, PhD - Part TwoRunning Time: 0:22:00

In this interview Dr. Keith Witt looks at the negative psychological and social impacts of full-fledged addiction. He concludes with an analysis of two of the more common forms of addiction today: addiction to opiates and alcoholism.

Peter McGoey, MFTRunning Time: 0:20:00

In this interview Peter McGoey begins with his definition of addiction and then characterizes what is going on in the mind of addicts as they struggle with addiction. Next he takes up the withdrawal phase of recovery.

Timothy Fong, MDRunning Time: 0:20:00

In this interview Dr. Timothy Fong begins with a working definition of addiction and elaborates on the concepts of  “craving” and “gateway drugs.” He then notes that addiction has moved on to other behaviors beyond drugs of abuse. He then looks at the neurobiology of addiction, the process of recovery and different treatment models for addiction.

Video Programs13
SubjectsScience, Biology, Chemistry, Core Science, Evolution, Psychology, Social Studies, Sociology, Medicine
Supplemental Files2
Produced By Ambrose Video Publishing Inc./Centre Communications
Copyright ©2016 Ambrose Video Publishing
Grade Levels10th Grade through Post Secondary
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