|6545||ADDICTED BRAIN, THE*||ADDICTED BRAIN, THE||1987||color||26 min||vhs|| The biochemistry of the brain is responsible for joggers' highs, for the compulsion of some to seek thrills, for certain compulsive behaviors, even for the drive to achieve power and dominance. Thoughts, feelings, pain, pleasure, event the emotional response to so-called recreational drugs are mediated by neurotransmitters, chemical messengers in the brain. Shows how a rat becomes addicted to cocaine and how, once addicted, it will choose the drug over food and thus starve to death. Explores the cutting edge of developments in the biochemistry of addiction and addictive behavior.
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