The Addictive Brain (TTC Video)|6.1 GB
Addiction touches us all. Whether it’s a friend who can’t quit smoking, a colleague afflicted with alcoholism, or a relative abusing prescription drugs, we all know someone who suffers from some form of addiction—we may even have an addiction ourselves. By some estimates, roughly one in four Americans might be considered addicts. On the other hand, many of us use substances such as alcohol recreationally, without suffering the physical or psychological symptoms of addiction. So what is the difference between drug use, abuse, and clinical addiction? What causes addictions? What happens when your brain is on drugs, and why do addicts behave the way they do?
Neuroscientists are beginning to answer these questions and more by examining the inner workings of the brain. Addiction is sometimes viewed as a failure of morality, character, or will. But neuroscience offers a very different picture—one that can inform how we, as individuals and as a society, treat addicts and the problems caused by addiction. Professor Thad A. Polk, an award-winning professor and researcher at the University of Michigan, shows you that addiction is a scientifically understandable problem that has its origins in neurobiology and genetics. The twelve eye-opening lectures of The Addictive Brain will change the way you think about addiction.
Included in this Torrent:
12 Video lectures – 31 minutes each, 12 MP3 Audio lectures, and a detailed 117 page PDF Course Guidebook is included.
Note: As an extra in this torrent, all 12 course lectures are included in MP3 audio format also!
* Enjoy the convenience of experiencing this course while driving, exercising, etc. While the video doess contain visual elements, the professor presents the material in an engaging and clear manner, so the visuals are not necessary to understand the concepts. Additionally, you may refer to the accompanying course guidebook for diagrams, illustrations, and examples that are cited throughout the course.
1) Addiction 101
2) The Psychology and Neuroscience of Reward
3) How Addiction Hijacks the Brain
4) Genetics: Born to Be an Addict?
5) Your Brain on Drugs
6) Why We Crave Coffee and Cigarettes
7) Alcohol: Social Lubricant or Drug of Abuse?
8) The Science of Marijuana
9) Stimulants: From Cocaine to Ritalin
10) The Science of Poppies, Pleasure, and Pain
11) The Gambler’s Brain
12) Junk Food, Porn, Video Games- Addictions?