Featured Paper of the Month – July 2018. Using knowledge of the structure of the world to infer value is at the heart of model-based reasoning and relies on a circuit that includes the orbitofrontal cortex (OFC). Some accounts link this to the representation of biological significance or value by neurons in OFC, while other models focus on the representation of… [Read More]
Reviews To Read – June 14, 2018. This review, which is part of a special issue of Psychopharmacology on “Extinction” summarizes recent research on similarities and differences in the neuronal mechanisms of context-induced relapse after extinction-imposed abstinence (the classical model) versus context-induced relapse after punishment-imposed abstinence (the new model).
Tuesday June 19, 2018 • 2 – 3 pm in the BRC Atrium Panel discussion on mental health in college & career Topics will include: Self-identity Managing recovery Managing stress and workload Warning signs Seeking support and help Mentoring students Supporting marginalized students Advocating for yourself Bring your questions for the panelists or submit anonymously via… [Read More]
Featured Paper of the Month – June 2018. Our brains always work, consciously or unconsciously. Functional connectivity MRI has identified so-called resting state brain networks (e.g. default mode network). Aberrant activity in such networks is implicated in neurological and psychiatric disorders. This work applies simultaneous electrophysiological recording and functional MRI to investigate the neurophysiological basis… [Read More]
The NIDA Eliminating Stigma Team held its first coffeehouse event on Thursday May 10th, titled “The Coffeehouse: Art of Recovery.” The audience experienced powerful stories of struggle and triumph over mental illness and drug addiction through performances and presentations of poetry, spoken word, visual art, photography, and music. The event turned the atrium into a… [Read More]
Join the NIDA IRP for an Eliminating Stigma Series event. Experience stories of struggle and triumph over addiction and mental illness through spoken word, art, and music. Coffee and light refreshments will be served. May 10, 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm in the Biomedical Research Center Atrium.
Featured Paper of the Month – May 2018. Fentanyl is a potent synthetic opioid used clinically to treat pain and as a general anesthetic. Recently, fentanyl has emerged as a recreational drug and its overdose has been linked to numerous deaths in the US. To better understand how fentanyl affects the brain, we used electrochemical… [Read More]
The American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE) has announced the induction of Yihong Yang, Ph.D., Senior Investigator and Chief ofMagnetic Resonance Imaging and Spectroscopy Section, National Institute on Drug Abuse, National Institutes of Health to its College of Fellows. Dr. Yang was nominated, reviewed, and elected by peers and members of the College… [Read More]
Reviews To Read – April 3, 2018. from the Addiction Biology Unit Quitting smoking is challenging. The recent development of varenicline (Chantix®) for smoking cessation is a successful story. In this article, we review the strong theoretical rationale, major findings in preclinical and clinical studies with varenicline, and post-market surveillance. We also discuss current major… [Read More]
Featured Paper of the Month – April 2018. The lateral habenula (LHb) is a brain structure that participates in cognitive and emotional processing and has been implicated in several mental disorders. Although one of the largest inputs to the LHb originates in the lateral preoptic area (LPO), little is known about how the LPO participates… [Read More]