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.