How Addiction Hijacks the Brain
Lecture no. 3 from the course: The Addictive Brain
Taught by Professor Thad Polk | 32 min | Categories: The Great Courses Plus Online Science Course
Here you’ll examine the ways addiction alters the brain by numbing the pleasure center, sensitizing the dopamine system, and inhibiting the prefrontal cortex. Combined, these altered brain functions lead to strong cravings and a reduced ability to control one’s actions. This foray into neuroscience will forever change the way you think about addiction.