Pathological decision-making in addiction
Prise de décision pathologique dans l'addiction

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Our research aims at identifying the psychological and neurobiological determinants of the different stages of addiction, drug choices and preferences in order to develop/improve strategies to prevent relapse. To successfully tackle these goals, we compare drug- versus nondrug-preferring rats to elucidate the psychological and neurobiological substrates underlying the abnormal preference for the drug. Our efforts are also concentrated in investigating the long-term preventive effects of a cue exposure procedure against relapse to reveal the brain regions that play a critical role in interoception, behavioral inhibition and motivation. Innovative techniques: in vivo recording, behavioral procedures for drug choices and preferences.



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Membres de l'équipe

Caroline Vouillac-Mendoza (Ingénieur/technicien)
Karine Guillem (Chercheur)
Ludivine Canchy (Doctorant)
Serge Ahmed