IDEAS presents The Effects of Drugs of Abuse on the Human Brain
Dr. Steven Dewey will discuss the direct effects of various drugs of abuse on brain metabolism and chemistry, including legal drugs like caffeine, alcohol, and stimulants like Ritalin. This presentation will include a look at how the adolescent brain differs from the adult brain and how drug exposure during adolescence produces different effects than it does in the adult brain. We will examine how the environment influences the addictive process and how particular cues produce relapse to drug seeking behavior. Finally, Dr. Dewey will discuss the state-of-the-art medical imaging techniques used to non-invasively investigate brain chemistry.
Speaker: Dr. Stephen Dewey, Professor, Department of Molecular Medicine, Hofstra North Shore-LIJ School of Medicine and Director, Laboratory of Molecular and Behavioral Neuroimaging, Center for Neurosciences, The Feinstein Institute for Medical Research, North Shore-LIJ
Date/Time: Thursday, February 7, 7:30-9 p.m.
Location: The Helene Fortunoff Theater
Monroe Lecture Center, California Avenue, South Campus
For more information, please contact IDEAS at 516-463-5792.
The Institute for Development of Education in the Advanced Sciences
Thursday, February 07, 2013
Cost:Free and open to the public
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