The Brain on Drugs


Event Details


Queenstown Memorial Centre, 5.15pm  – 6.30pm. Gold coin donation at the door.
Please register through QuestionIt@catalystnz.org

From chocolate to opioids, therapies to addictions, how does the brain respond?
Professor Brian Hyland will talk about reward pathways, for example what makes us want to eat chocolate and what does that do to the brain?

Dr Shakila Rizwan will cover her research, which is all about finding ways to get drugs absorbed into the brain for therapeutic purposes. And Associate Professor Christine Jasoni will discuss what happens when a mother uses drugs during pregnancy and the effects that has on her developing fetus’s brain and later life mental health.

Our Brain Health Research Centre experts will then open the floor to questions.
Brain Health Research Centre