You've queried about addiction, a complex topic that we've covered extensively in the Huberman Lab Podcast. Here are some relevant clips that delve into the neuroscience behind addiction:
- "Understanding Addiction" from the episode with Dr. Robert Malenka provides a comprehensive overview of addiction and its relationship to the dopamine system.
- "Neuroplasticity and Addiction" also from the Malenka episode, explores how addiction can alter the brain's reward circuitry.
- "Addiction Mechanisms" from the episode with Dr. Anna Lembke, discusses the generalizability of addiction mechanisms in the brain and the concept of cross addiction.
These clips should provide a solid foundation for understanding the neuroscience of addiction.