Neuroplasticity Seminar / LabMeeting of Laboratory of Brain Imaging (LOBI)

Dear Colleagues,

we would like to invite you to upcoming Neuroplasticity Seminar/LabMeeting of Laboratory of Brain Imaging (LOBI).
The seminar will take place on 8th of April (Monday), at 3 pm in CN conference room.

Professor Marc Potenza MD, PhD – Director, Yale Center of Excellence in Gambling Research, Yale University School of Medicine, will talk about:

„The neuroscience of behavioral and drug addictions: similarities and differences”

Among psychiatric disorders, considerable controversy has surrounded conditions that have been termed “behavioral addictions.” Arguably the prototypical behavioral addiction is gambling disorder, a condition that was classified as an impulse control disorder (as pathological gambling) in the fourth edition of the Diagnositc and Statisitical Manual (DSM-IV) and was reclassified as a substance-related and addictive disorder in the fifth edition (DSM-5), with similar classification changes having been described going from the tenth edition of the International Classification of Diseases (ICD-10) to the eleventh edition (ICD-11). A broader range of behavioral addictions has been proposed (for example, with respect to gaming and sexual behaviors), and data from multiple domains (phenomenological, clinical, neurobiological, genetic and others) suggest similarities (as well as differences) among these disorders and with substance-use disorders. Such findings have important implications for how disorders are classified and the prevention and treatment approaches tested and employed. In this presentation, recent findings relating to the neurobiology of gambling, gaming, compulsive sexual behavior and other disorders will be presented. Clinical implications relating to prevention and treatment will be discussed.

More info about Professor Potenza can be found at:

See you there!

Kasia Radwanska
Artur Marchewka