The Mind Research Network (MRN) presents a lecture by Joshua W. Buckholtz titled, "Dopaminergic Mechanisms for Individual Differences in Risk for Disinhibitory Psychopathology."
The lecture will be held Friday, Sept. 3, 2010 at 11:45 a.m. in the MRN large conference room in the Pete and Nancy Domenici Hall. A light lunch will be served.
Joshua W. Buckholtz, a doctoral candidate in neuroscience at the Vanderbilt Brain Institute and Department of Psychology at Vanderbilt University, will speak on the aggregate economic burden of crime in the United States which has been estimated to approach $1.7 trillion annually. A disproportionate share of this expense is driven by costs related to disinhibitory psychopathology, such as persistent antisocial behavior and substance abuse, making these phenomena critical targets for scientific investigation.
MRN, located at the University of New Mexico, is an independent non-profit organization dedicated to advancing the diagnosis and treatment of mental illness and other brain disorders.
MRN is an interdisciplinary association of scientists who collaborate with researchers at universities, national laboratories and research centers around the world. The organization is focused on imaging and genetics technology and its emergence as an integral element of neuroscience investigation.
For more information about the lecture, call the Mind Research Center at 505-272-5028.