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Drugs Alter the Brain's Reward Pathway


Drugs Alter the Brain's Reward Pathway

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This page includes a diverse amount of information pertaining to how drugs alter the brain’s reward pathway. Students can hear Dr. Glen Hanson discuss how drugs stimulate the dopamine in the brain’s reward system, students can learn how abusing drugs can affect the body, students can learn about the physiology of the high and the brain’s coping mechanisms, students can explore the brains of mice on drugs, specifically methamphetamine and students can learn about how the changes in the brain of a... More
Material Type: Reference Material
Technical Format: HTML/Text
Date Added to MERLOT: December 01, 2013
Date Modified in MERLOT: February 20, 2014
Submitter: Jim Bidlack
Keywords: dopamine, reward pathway, drugs, brain


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Primary Audience: Middle School, High School, College General Ed, College Lower Division, College Upper Division
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Language: English
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