Lesson Objectives
1. The Brain: What's Going On in There? Positron emission tomography (PET) images identify anatomical regions and functions of the brain - basic brain physiology
2. Neurons, Brain Chemistry, and Neurotransmission Illustrations and video show how neurons relay information through electrical and chemical signals - neurotransmission.
3. Drugs Change the Way Neurons Communicate Data analysis reveals how drugs exert their effects and can alter the biology and chemistry of the brain.
4. Drug Abuse and Addiction Animal experiments demonstrate the environmental, behavioral, and social influences on drug abuse and addiction.
5. Drug Addiction Is a Disease - So What Do We Do About It? Case studies display treatment options and success rates for treating the chronic illness of drug addiction.