Research by some of the world’s leading neuroscientists is helping us better understand how addiction affects the brains of both adolescents and adults, and that the key to beating addiction goes far beyond just saying “no”. Yet, even with such progress, decisions by policy makers and health care professionals may be hurting the fight against addiction more than they’re helping. Join us for a conversation about science and public policy, informed by the latest discoveries. This Kavli Neuroscience program will explore the gap between what we know and what we think we know about addiction.
The World Science Festival’s annual salon series offers in-depth conversations with leading scientists, extending the discussion of the Festival’s premiere public programs to graduate students, postdocs, faculty and well-informed members of the general public.
This program is part of “The Big, the Small, and the Complex,” a series exploring the latest developments in Astrophysics, Nanoscience, and Neuroscience—fields recognized by The Kavli Prize. Sponsored by The Kavli Foundation, the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters, and the Royal Norwegian Consulate General.