Prisoners of pleasure?

Concar, David
October 1994
New Scientist;10/1/94, Vol. 143 Issue 1945, p26
Reports on the biological and genetic factors said to cause substance abuse and addiction. Use of positron emission tomography to study causes of addiction; Link between abnormality in the orbitofrontal cortex and vulnerability to addiction; Addiction research; Genes linked to addictive behavior; Hereditary factors; Neurochemical basis for addiction; Tests on the theories of addiction. INSET: Animals seeking oblivion, by Laura Spinney..


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