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Living on the Edge: A Guide to Risky Behavior

Drugs of Abuse and Risky Decision Making

Friday, May 28, 2010, 10:45 AM - 11:10 AM
Back Bay Ballroom C

Scott D. Lane

Scott D. Lane
University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston

Decision making under conditions of uncertainty and potentially aversive consequences (risk) involves psychological and neural processes that may be rendered awry by drugs of abuse. Data from psychopharmacology and neuroimaging projects will demonstrate some ways in which risky decision making is altered following acute and chronic drug use.

Subject Area: Clinical

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