addiction

The Long Memory of the First Cigarette

May 9, 2011

Every new experience leaves a mark on our brain, from a fleeting burst of electricity and neurotransmitters to a longer-lasting architectural shift. When we meet a new person, learn a new fact, or visit a new place, connections in our brains [Read more]

Addiction Behavior in One Protein

February 1, 2010

Addiction is a hard disease to define. We all understand in a general sense what addiction to drugs or sex or food means or looks like, but when it comes to an explicit definition, even the experts struggle. In the DSM-IV, the manual for psychiatric [Read more]