C.17. Drugs of Abuse and Addiction

Mini Cases in Movement Disorders


Neuroanatomy labs and integrative exercises

Description: This resource is a guide designed to supplement a typical upper level Physiological Psychology or Behavioral Neuroscience course or to serve as a stand-alone, expandable laboratory experience. The guide includes 10 assignments, answer keys, and references that reinforce and expand upon students' learning and stimulate interesting class discussions.

Brain Mechanisms of Pleasure and Addiction

Explores biological motivation and addictive behavior, and takes the viewer through scientists' work on brain stimulation.

Molecular Expressions Photo Gallery

From the website:

Welcome to the Molecular Expressions Photo Gallery. Our portfolio of galleries contains thousands of full color photomicrographs (photographs taken through a microscope) and digital images selected from our many image collections.

It is very easy to view examples from any of our collections. Simply pick the button below that describes the collection of your interest, and you will link to a summary of that collection that includes information about the collection as well as several example photomicrographs.

Brain & the Actions of Cocaine, Opiates, and Marijuana

The objective of the teaching packet is to inform students how 3 drugs of abuse (cocaine, opiates, marijuana) actually work in the brain. The packet is arranged in 3 sections. The first section introduces the brain and presents some basic neurobiology, the second introduces the reward pathway and the third presents the mechanism of action of each drug and how each affects the reward system.

Understanding Neurobiology Through the Study of Addiction

This Web site is based upon a printed publication of the same title that has an accompanying CD-ROM. Because of the limited number of printed supplements, this online version has been created for people outside the 9–12 education community. The content is equivalent to the printed supplement, only in a different format.

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