Illinois Science Council (ISC) continues its series of free public talks about the brain. The programs are a wide-ranging exploration into the neuroscience and psychology of the human brain – our choices, decisions, personalities – those similarities and differences that make us humans so darn fascinating. The next event in the “Your Brain” series is behavioral addictions expert Jon Grant, JD, MD, MPH, of the University of Chicago Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neuroscience. People and media often use the term “addiction” rather loosely – “She’s addicted to that TV show,” or “He’s addicted to his running routine.” But what does addiction really mean when it comes to a whole range of behaviors? What causes something to change from a pastime to a problem? Can one really be addicted to gaming, sex or exercise? How can you tell what rises to the level of an addiction, and what’s the solution? Don’t miss this unique opportunity to gain insight into how or brains can help or hurt us.
Your Brain on Addiction – Gambling, Sex, Exercise… pastime or problem?
Jon Grant, JD, MD, MPH
TechNexus, 20 N. Upper Wacker Dr., Ste. 1200, Chicago, IL
FREE and open to the public. I'm posting this for the group, but since I'm hosting the program I cannot act as "host" of the meetup. Just wanted to be clear on that so people aren't looking for me that night.