It's my pleasure to invite you to the next Transatlantic Systems Neuroscience Seminar. It will be held on Tuesday, January 11th, 3:30 PM CET (9:30 EST).
Our guest will be Barry Setlow (University of Florida), with a talk entitled Sex, drugs, and bad choices: using rodent models to understand decision making. Please find the abstract below.
The password is nol1917.
Sex, drugs, and bad choices: using rodent models to understand decision making
Nearly every aspect of life involves decisions between options that differ in both their expected rewards and the potential costs (such as delay to reward delivery or risk of harm) that accompany those rewards. The ability to choose adaptively when faced with such decisions is critical for well-being and overall quality of life. In neuropsychiatric conditions such as substance use disorders, however, decision making is often compromised, which can prolong and exacerbate their severity and co-morbidities. In this seminar, Dr. Setlow will discuss research in rodent models investigating behavioral and biological mechanisms of cost-benefit decision making. In particular, he will focus on factors (including sex) that contribute to differences in cost-benefit decision making across the population, how variability in decision making is related to substance use, and how substance use can produce long-lasting changes in decision preference.