SciNaPPS Seminar: Abnormal Balance Between Learning Systems In Addiction

22 June 2012

SciNaPPS - Science, Neurology, and Psychiatry/Psychology Seminars - presents this free seminar on abnormal balance between learning systems in addiction at the Brain and Mind Research Institute.

Presented by Dr Lee Hogarth, from UNSW.

Learning theory has articulated a standard model of motivated behaviour which provides a basis for understanding pathological learning in addiction. This model includes drug-seeking as reflected by the summation of three dissociable controllers, goal-directed drug-seeking, stimulus-elicited drug-seeking and habitual drug-seeking.

The talk will outline human procedures translated from animal behavioural neuroscience which isolate the contribution of these three controllers to drug-seeking, specifically, their differential roles in vulnerability to dependence, pharmacotherapy and loss of intentional regulation of behaviour.

Time: 3.30pm - 4.30pm

Location: Level 5 Lecture Theatre, 94 Mallet St, Camperdown.

Cost: Free

Contact: Wayne Reid

Phone: (02) 9114 4006

Email: 2e17330f157b080c380124261436182e381f0d273e643947

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