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PSYCH 336: Neuroscience of Addiction

This seminar explores current knowledge of mechanisms involved in behavioral responses to drugs of abuse at the systems, cellular, and molecular levels. The action of stimulant drugs, alcohol, and the opiates on reward pathways are discussed in terms of behavioral neurobiology, pharmacology, and gene expression. Consideration is given to the role of environmental cues and stress in relapse to drug-seeking both in animal models and human studies. Offered alternate years. Counts toward neuroscience concentration.
Prerequisites: PSYCH 230, plus PSYCH 238 or NEURO 239.


...g., PSYCH 336 Neuroscience of Addiction , PSYCH 337 Neurobiology of Learning and Memory , PSYCH 338...