The Neuroimaging and Addiction Treatment Laboratory (NATL) conducts research on the neural correlates of substance use disorders and potential treatments. We use multi-modal imaging techniques, including structural and functional magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and position emission tomography (PET), to investigate the neural circuitry underlying impulsivity, self-control and other neurocognitive functions and behaviors related to addiction. Our research aims to help clarify the links between genetic variation, brain chemistry and activity in neural circuits related to decision-making and other cognitive functions that maintain addiction. Ongoing studies also involve novel approaches and medications to enhance brain function and self-control during recovery.
Director: Edythe London, Ph.D.
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