1.) Visit the Science of Addiction website at the following link:
2.) Interact with the various games, simulations, videos, and information in each section to expand your knowledge of how drugs impact neural transmission and the biological basis of addiction. There are 20 menu options; please explore at least 7 of them.
3.) Write a one page paper, in which you summarize your experience by addressing the following four questions. For ease of grading, please bold each question, then write your response after the bolded prompt.
- Which games, simulations, videos, or information pieces did you use? (list the 7 you went to)
- Which did you learn the most from? Why? What did you learn?
- Why did so many of the aspects of the website focus on the neurotransmitter Dopamine?
- How do neural pathways change with frequent, consistent use of some of the drugs explored on the site?