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February 20th 2012:The Addicted Brain with Guest Luke Stoeckel, PhD

Our guest today will discuss the way the brain is affected by addiction, how certain people may be more vulnerable to addiction, and what our understanding of addiction and the brain can teach us about obesity and schizophrenia. Dr. Stoeckel will describe the brain systems and psychological processes underlying addiction. Also, we will discuss new neuroimaging technology that may allow people to regulate areas of their own brains involved in addiction in order to reduce cravings and change brain-behavior responses to cues in the environment that often trigger relapses to use addictive substanc

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Luke Stoeckel

Luke Stoeckel, PhD is the Director for Clinical Neuroscience at the MGH-Harvard Center for Addiction Medicine. He is a licensed clinical neuropsychologist. He completed his undergraduate studies at Harvard College, his graduate studies in the Medical/Clinical Psychology program at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, and internship/postdoctoral training at MGH and Harvard Medical School (HMS). His research focuses on the investigation of abnormal brain-behavior relationships in disorders such as addiction, obesity, and schizophrenia. He has received several prestigious awards including the Norman E. Zinberg addiction research fellowship from the HMS Department of Psychiatry, a Brain & Be
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