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The psychology and neuroscience of reward. Lecture 2 of 12 / Thad A. Polk.

Polk, Thad A. (Author). Polk, Thad A. (Added Author). Read by Thad A. Polk. (Cast).
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  • Physical Description: 1 online resource (1 audio file (30 min.)) : digital
  • Edition: Unabridged.
  • Publisher: [United States]: The Great Courses, 2015.
  • Distributor: Made available through hoopla

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Digital content provided by hoopla.
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Read by Thad A. Polk.
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This Lecture: Explore the brain's mechanisms for learning from reinforcement. You'll start with the psychological aspects, discovering the way humans learn by a series of trials and rewards. Then you'll find out what parts of the brain process pleasure, self-control, and craving, and see how the psychology and neuroscience of reward processing converge. The Course: Addiction touches us all. What happens when your brain is on drugs? Discover the neural mechanisms that underlie the behaviors of addiction, and see how drugs and activities like gambling can hijack the brain and lead to behavioral problems. Understanding addiction can motivate an addict to seek treatment, and can lead loved ones to see the addict in a new way. All Lectures: 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?
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Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Subject: Science & Technology.

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