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Neuro News – 3.9.21

March 9, 2021

YOUR WEEKLY SOURCE FOR NEWS ON THE MIND AND BRAIN
Topic: Women’s History Month

During Women’s History Month we honor the women who have shared their brilliant research and knowledge with the Mind Science community through our Mind Matters Speaker Series. To enjoy some of their speaker videos, and to watch more of these inspiring and informative talks on our YouTube channel please click here

Abigail Baird – The Teen Brain (video)

Just what IS going on in the teen brain? Abigail Baird, PhD (Vassar) shares how the neurological growth spurt of adolescence dictates how we learn to consolidate, generalize and then (at light speed) make use of our experiences to navigate our every day lives AND avoid/survive life threatening situations. From her May 9, 2019 Mind Science talk at The Pearl Stable in San Antonio, TX.

Judith Grisel – Never Enough: The Neuroscience and Experience of Addiction (video)

What is different about the brain of addicts even before they pick up a drink or drug? Join Judith Grisel, PhD (Bucknell), a behavioral neuroscientist and recovering addict, as she reveals what she and other scientists have discovered about the inner workings of addiction. In this talk, with a focus on how quarantine has interrupted addiction treatment, Dr. Grisel will also share revelations from her personal journey: how drugs work, the hold they can have on the brain, and the surprising way to combat today’s epidemic of addiction. From her November 20, 2020 Mind Science virtual talk. 

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