Synaptic Plasticity and Substance Use Disorders: New Insights from Optogenetic Studies
Wednesday, Oct 17, 2012, 1:00 PM - 2:10 PM
Dept. of Neurobio., Natl. Inst. on Drug Abuse, Natl. Inst. of Hlth., Baltimore, MD
The limbic system has been the center of a myriad of studies related to reward and addiction. In particular, it appears that forms of cellular memory and synaptic plasticity in the limbic system play a role in promoting substance use disorders. This lecture presents an overview of this topic and discusses recent discoveries, with particular emphasis on the role of optogenetics in helping understand both reward-related behaviors and substance use disorders.
[Authors]. [Abstract Title]. Program No. XXX.XX. 2012 Neuroscience Meeting Planner. New Orleans, LA: Society for Neuroscience, 2012. Online.
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