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Never Enough: The Neuroscience & Experience of Addiction

Never Enough: The Neuroscience & Experience of Addiction

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...

The Teen Brain

Just what IS going on in the teen brain? Developmental neuroscientist Dr. Abigail Baird 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...

The Gut-Brain Connection

Ed Yong (staff writer at The Atlantic) joined members and guests of the Mind Science Foundation on March 6, 2018 to present his book I Contain Multitudes. His talk highlights the amazing relationship between microbes and animals and how different parts of our bodies...

The Psychopath Inside

What makes a killer? UC Irvine neuroscientist Dr. James Fallon has unique insight into the brains of psychopaths – one that surprised him, and provides us with a compelling demonstration of nature vs nuture… or is it nature and nuture? 400 people packed...

There’s an easier way to manipulate that person

What makes a killer? UC Irvine neuroscientist Dr. James Fallon has unique insight into the brains of psychopaths – one that surprised him, and provides us with a compelling demonstration of nature vs nuture… or is it nature and nuture? 400 people packed...

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