Tag Archives: Limbic System

From Reward to Slavery – The Stages of Addiction

From Reward to Slavery, the Stages of Addiction The word “addiction” is derived from a Latin term for “enslaved by” or “bound to.” Anyone who has struggled to overcome an addiction — or has tried to help someone else to … Continue reading

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Neuroplasticity and Addiction

In February, I had the opportunity to address a group here in Ajijic on the topic of neuroplasticity, and how it applies to addiction and an ageing population. The video is in three segments, and totals about 40 minutes in … Continue reading

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The Neuroplastic Learning Process

The stimulus-driven learning process We forge long-term memories, and learn nearly everything we retain by strengthening neural connections through repetition, and sometimes trauma or reward. Certain events can imprint permanent memories, simply by their magnitude, and their effects upon our … Continue reading

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