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Grand Rounds | The addicted brain: Reinventing psychosurgery?

Presented by: 

Professor Dirk de Ridder | Neurological Foundation Chair in Neurosurgery

Professor Paul Glue | Division of Health Sciences Associate Dean

Dr Sook Ling Leong | Department of Surgical Sciences

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Alcohol and food addiction are essentially brain disorders, resulting from altered brain activity and connectivity. Most people with addiction unfortunately relapse after successful treatment due to craving, stress and cues. Non-invasive brain stimulation and brain implants target the abnormal brain activity and connectivity in the brain associated with craving and distress, thereby reinventing psychosurgery, but now based on the known neurobiology and neurophysiology involved in craving and stress.

A healthy, brown paper bag lunch will be provided.

The Grand Rounds is a monthly lecture series presenting cutting edge health research by leaders in their fields. Formerly known as Medical Forum, these seminars are designed for health professionals, academic and clinical researchers, and students across the Division of Health Sciences.

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Date Wednesday, 1 August 2018
Time 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Audience All University
Event Category Health Sciences
Event Type Departmental Seminar
CampusDunedin
LocationBarnett Lecture Theatre, 1st Floor Dunedin Hospital
Contact Emailgeorgia.richardson@otago.ac.nz

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