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Seminar: Prof Christian Lüscher

May 6, 2016 @ 16:00 - 17:30

The emergence of a circuit model for addiction
Friday 6 May @ 4 pm5:30 pm (Sherrington Library)

Christian Lüscher from the University of Geneva will be speaking about the development of a circuit model for addiction. His research group studies the cellular mechanisms that underlie drug reinforcement and addiction, with the belief that addiction can be understood as a sequence of neuroadaptive changes starting in the mesolimbic system and expanding to other parts of the brain with chronic use.

Further reading
Pascoli et al. (2015). Sufficiency of mesolimbic dopamine neuron stimulation for the progression to addiction. Neuron. 88:5, 1054–1066.

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Date:
May 6, 2016
Time:
16:00 - 17:30
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Venue

Sherrington Library, Level 2
Sherrington Building
Oxford, OX1 3PT
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