Psychiatry Grand Rounds 11/20 | Cody Siciliano, PhD

Siciliano GR.12:00 noon CDT | via Zoom

"Neural activity signatures of compulsive substance use"



Elucidating the neural activity patterns associated with vulnerability to substance use disorders and how vulnerability can be precipitated by experiences is critical to understanding and treating these disorders. We describe a pipeline for leveraging individual differences in pathology-like behaviors in rodents to investigate the circuit mechanisms underlying vulnerability. We apply this approach to compulsive alcohol drinking behaviors, a cardinal symptom of alcohol use disorders.


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Nov 20 Psychiatry Grand Rounds | Siciliano


This talk was sponsored by the

Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
This educational activity received no commercial support.


Grand Rounds Enrichment Discussion

For a deeper understanding of the topic ahead of Dr. Siciliano's talk, please join Dr. Ariel Deutch on Wednesday November 18 on Zoom as he delves a little deeper into the subject matter. The journal article for this week is:

The Transition to Compulsion in Addiction 

by Christian Lüscher, Trevor W. Robbins and Barry J. Everitt