Girl Running

Chasing the Runner's High

July 26, 2012  /  Sara Bellum

Dr. Nora Volkow, Director of NIDA, is an avid runner—6 miles a day! We all know the benefits of physical activity on the body, but as a neuroscientist, Dr. Volkow is also interested in how exercise helps the brain. Read More »

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HBO's "The Weight of the Nation": Obesity on the Brain

May 30, 2012  /  Sara Bellum

SBB has talked a lot about how drug addiction is a complicated brain disease. But it’s not the only one. Read More »

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French fries

Addicted to French Fries: Is Food a Drug?

April 03, 2012  /  Sara Bellum

According to the American Heart Association, about one in three kids and teens in the United States is overweight or obese. Read More »

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Dr. Nora Volkow, Director, National Institute on Drug Abuse

Meet Dr. Nora Volkow, Director, National Institute on Drug Abuse

July 13, 2011  /  Sara Bellum

First, a quiz. What doesn’t belong in this list? a) World History b) Running c) Dark Chocolate d) Brain Science Read More »

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brain reward system

Word of the Day: Brain Reward System

April 01, 2011  /  Sara Bellum

A reward is a great way to encourage someone to do something. For example, if you offer a $300 reward to find your lost dog, people may be more likely to look for and return him or her. Read More »

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