Advertisement

Learning Addiction

Eleanor Simpson, a neuroscientist at Columbia University Medical Center, discusses a recent Nature paper that probes dopamine's role in helping animals make positive associations to stimuli that herald pleasurable outcomes (such as the handing out of food).

By | July 13, 2011

image: Learning Addiction

Video:

By Cristina Luiggi | July 13, 2011

Eleanor Simpson, a neuroscientist at Columbia University Medical Center, discusses a recent Nature paper that probes dopamine's role in helping animals make positive associations to stimuli that herald pleasurable outcomes (such as the handing out of food). From these types of studies, she says, researchers will be able to glean insights into human addictions.

Read the full story.

Advertisement

Add a Comment

Avatar of: You

You

Processing...
Processing...

Sign In with your LabX Media Group Passport to leave a comment

Not a member? Register Now!

LabX Media Group Passport Logo

Comments

July 14, 2011

The article in Nature may contain compelling evidence, but this ia a dismally poor presentation that would not convince any behavioral scientist.

Avatar of:

Posts: 0

July 14, 2011

The article in Nature may contain compelling evidence, but this ia a dismally poor presentation that would not convince any behavioral scientist.

Avatar of:

Posts: 0

July 14, 2011

The article in Nature may contain compelling evidence, but this ia a dismally poor presentation that would not convince any behavioral scientist.

Avatar of:

Posts: 0

July 15, 2011

Some researchers believe this happens in drug users. Their brain actually changes FROM the 'reward' to the cue. In rats they have shown lipids completely inhibit the addictive nature of cocaine.
If vegetable lecithin / acetylcholine completely eliminates the 'addictive nature' of cocaine and morphine WHAT 'link' is there to this growth factor. "Acetylcholine enhancement in the nucleus accumbens prevents addictive behaviors of cocaine and morphine" "Blocking the birth of new neurons helps hook rats on cocaine"Could acetylcholine cause 'a birth of new neurons' .. ?"Lecithin may therefore be the method of choice for accelerating acetylcholine synthesis""Lecithin consumption raises serum-free-choline levels"

Avatar of:

Posts: 0

July 15, 2011

Some researchers believe this happens in drug users. Their brain actually changes FROM the 'reward' to the cue. In rats they have shown lipids completely inhibit the addictive nature of cocaine.
If vegetable lecithin / acetylcholine completely eliminates the 'addictive nature' of cocaine and morphine WHAT 'link' is there to this growth factor. "Acetylcholine enhancement in the nucleus accumbens prevents addictive behaviors of cocaine and morphine" "Blocking the birth of new neurons helps hook rats on cocaine"Could acetylcholine cause 'a birth of new neurons' .. ?"Lecithin may therefore be the method of choice for accelerating acetylcholine synthesis""Lecithin consumption raises serum-free-choline levels"

Avatar of: Tom Hennessy

Tom Hennessy

Posts: 1457

July 15, 2011

Some researchers believe this happens in drug users. Their brain actually changes FROM the 'reward' to the cue. In rats they have shown lipids completely inhibit the addictive nature of cocaine.
If vegetable lecithin / acetylcholine completely eliminates the 'addictive nature' of cocaine and morphine WHAT 'link' is there to this growth factor. "Acetylcholine enhancement in the nucleus accumbens prevents addictive behaviors of cocaine and morphine" "Blocking the birth of new neurons helps hook rats on cocaine"Could acetylcholine cause 'a birth of new neurons' .. ?"Lecithin may therefore be the method of choice for accelerating acetylcholine synthesis""Lecithin consumption raises serum-free-choline levels"

Avatar of: mona

Anonymous

July 21, 2011

Very interestery thing even ving explanation. What is happening that even vector becoming resistance to insectisides. Tehy have enzyme but now it diagest insectide by doing what?

Avatar of:

Posts: 0

July 21, 2011

Very interestery thing even ving explanation. What is happening that even vector becoming resistance to insectisides. Tehy have enzyme but now it diagest insectide by doing what?

Avatar of:

Posts: 0

July 21, 2011

Very interestery thing even ving explanation. What is happening that even vector becoming resistance to insectisides. Tehy have enzyme but now it diagest insectide by doing what?

Advertisement

Popular Now

  1. How Fats Influence the Microbiome
  2. Opinion: Making Progress by Slowing Down
  3. Censored Professor Quits
    The Nutshell Censored Professor Quits

    Alice Dreger is resigning from the faculty of Northwestern University, claiming that the administration censored her work in a faculty journal.

  4. Mitochondria Exchange
    News Analysis Mitochondria Exchange

    A decade of research on intercellular mitochondrial transfer has answered some long-standing questions and raised new ones.

Advertisement
Advertisement