The Vulnerable Brain: Pathways to and from Addiction
What is addiction, and how does it affect and even change the brain? Why are some brains more vulnerable to substance abuse and addiction? In this Dana Foundation Brain Lecture, hosted by Secret Science Club, neuroscientist Yasmin Hurd answers these questions and more.
What is Addiction?
The brain is a network of cells called neurons and glia. Approximately 86 billion neurons make up the many interconnected parts of the brain. They signal together like a symphony to help us navigate our world. While exercise, eating right, and keeping the mind engaged can help the brain stay healthy.