Addiction and Neuroscience
Addiction neuroscience is an interdisciplinary field that explores the neurobiological mechanisms underlying addiction. It investigates how the brain processes reward, motivation, and decision-making, shedding light on the biological aspects of addiction development and providing insights for potential treatments and prevention strategies. Recent research at the crossroads of addiction and neuroscience has unveiled breakthroughs in understanding how specific brain circuits and neurotransmitters contribute to addictive behaviors. These findings hold promise for the development of more targeted interventions and medications to combat addiction. Cutting-edge neuroimaging techniques have further advanced our knowledge of the neural changes associated with addiction, shedding light on potential therapeutic avenues. This session is designed to delve into crucial aspects at the intersection of addiction and neuroscience.