The Neurobilogy of Decision- Making, Impulse Control and Loss of Will power to Resist Drugs
Antonie Bechara Ph.D.
Professor of Neuroscience and Psychology
University of Southern California
1. Understand the function of an "impulsive", amygdala-striatum dependent, neural system that promotes automatic and habitual behaviors; this includes the well known mesolimbic dopamine system
2. Understand the function of a "reflective", prefrontal cortex dependent, neural system for decision-making, which forecasts the future consequences of a behavior, and plays a role in self control
3. Learn about the role of the insula in addiction: it translates botton-uo interoceptive (homeostatic) signals into what subjectively may be experienced as an urge or craving which in turn impacts the sensitivity of the impulsive and reflective systems.
Wednesday, May 14, 2014
1:00 – 2:00 PM
School of Public Health/Psychiatric Institute
Auditorium, Room 109
1601 West Taylor St.
Chicago, IL 60612
Audience: Psychiatrists, Psychologists, Neurologists, and other affiliated specialists interested in mental health
Purpose: To provide current information on research, treatment, and policy issues relating to psychiatry and its adjunct fields.
The University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) College of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
The University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) College of Medicine designates this Live activity for a maximum of 1 credit AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.