Out of Control: Addiction and The Brain
Who or what really controls our actions? Is anyone truly immune to addiction? Can addiction ever be eradicated?
Derived from the Latin term for "enslaved" or "bound," addiction is a chronic brain disorder found in one in every ten Americans. Think you're exempt? Think again: for years, experts thought only alcohol and drugs caused addiction. However, new technologies prove that any number of pleasurable activities (think sex, shopping, texting) can also hijack the brain.
Join the discussion: this unique event enlists the expertise of three professionals who will serve as a panel. Audience interaction is encouraged; this program is free to the public and intended for all audiences.
Ryan Cunningham - Reporter and Social Media Manager for KCPW
Chris Gregg - Assistant Professor of Neurobiology and Anatomy Adjunct Assistant Professor of Human Genetics
Perry Renshaw - Professor of Psychiatry with the Neurobiology of Disease Brain and Behavior
Appetizers and drinks are available for purchase.
Produced by The Leonardo and USTAR, with support from CH2M Hill.