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Your brain doesn’t come with an instruction manual.The Dana Foundation’s annual Brain Awareness Week (BAW), March 10-16, seems particularly appropriate and useful th...
March 9, 2014
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Book review.In The Trip to Echo Spring: On Writers and Drinking, author Olivia Laing’s stated goal is “to know why writers drink, and what effect this stew of spirit...
February 26, 2014
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Commentary.Former National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) director Alan Leshner has been vilified by many for referring to addiction as a chronic, relapsing “brain d...
February 18, 2014
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Calcium may be curbing the urge to drink. “Occasionally,” reads the opening sentence of a commentary published online last month in Neuropsychopharmacology, “a paper...
February 17, 2014
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In Central America, drug policies become conservation policies.The Central American isthmus exploded into prominence as a drug trafficking corridor in 2006, when pre...
February 10, 2014
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Can we ever integrate neuroscience and social science?Bielefeld, Germany—The last in a series of posts about a recent conference, Neuroplasticity in Substance Addict...
February 3, 2014
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Controversial DBS technique shows early promise for Parkinson’s, Tourette’s.Bielefeld, Germany—The third in an irregular series of posts about a recent conference, N...
January 28, 2014
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Plus the disease model, warts and all. Bielefeld, Germany—The second in an irregular series of posts about a recent conference, Neuroplasticity in Substance Addictio...
January 22, 2014
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And how does it impact addiction and recovery?Bielefeld, Germany—The first in an irregular series of posts about a recent conference, Neuroplasticity in Substance Ad...
January 16, 2014
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Marijuana stats skew perceptions of use.Most statistical surveys of marijuana focus on a single quantitative measurement: How many people are using? But there’s a pr...
December 27, 2013
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