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New Research Into How Addiction Impacts the Brain’s Reward Pathway

Rockefeller University and Mount Sinai study the role of the nucleus accumbens in the brain’s reward pathway.

Can Addiction Be Treated With Low-Intensity Focused Ultrasound?

The Wellcome Leap fund for Untangling Addiction has awarded $50 million in financing for 14 projects including low-intensity focused ultrasound (LIFU).

Addiction and the Difference Between Liking and Wanting

Research into the origins of addictive behavior finds it’s the brain, not the substance, that sets the hook.

Where Is the Brain’s Reward System and How Does It Work?

Two studies involving brain scans attempt to map out the brain’s reward system.

Is There a Relationship Between Eating Addiction and Learning Difficulties?

Research including brain scans ties together eating addiction, learning impairment, stress and anxiety.

Is It Love or Is It Dopamine? This Is Your Brain on Love!

Love can feel like an addiction for good reason: it packs a one-two punch of dopamine and oxytocin.