Center for BrainHealth Advances Understanding of Connectivity Patterns in Reward-Related Brain Regions in Cannabis Users
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Francesca Filbey, PhD
Bert Moore Endowed Chair and Professor, School of Behavioral and Brain Sciences Director, Cognitive Neuroscience Laboratory of Addictive Disorders
By examining the brains of frequent cannabis users, researchers have identified a pattern of connectivity related to craving the substance. The findings add weight to the idea that brain regions do not work in isolation, but via the connectivity of multiple networks that signal to each other depending on the state and need.