Your Brain on Drugs

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Check out my Breakthrough Junior Challenge submission! I am fascinated by neuroscience and drugs, so I decided to dedicate a video on the topic. Since I studied the topic last year in psychology class, I knew I wanted to explore the field more. The big question is: Why is overcoming a drug addiction so difficult? If you’re curious, watch my Stop Motion here!

 

Works Cited

“Brain and Addiction.” NIDA for Teens. N.p., n.d. Web. 6 Oct. 2016. <https://teens.drugabuse.gov/drug-facts/brain-and-addiction&gt;.

“THE BRAIN FROM TOP TO BOTTOM.” THE BRAIN FROM TOP TO BOTTOM. N.p., n.d. Web. 8 Oct. 2016. <http://thebrain.mcgill.ca/flash/i/i_03/i_03_m/i_03_m_par/i_03_m_par.html&gt;.

By Binding to the Transporters That Normally Remove the Excess. “THE BRAIN FROM TOP TO BOTTOM.” THE BRAIN FROM TOP TO BOTTOM. N.p., n.d. Web. 6 Oct. 2016. <http://thebrain.mcgill.ca/flash/i/i_03/i_03_m/i_03_m_par/i_03_m_par_cocaine.html#drogues&gt;.

“Effects of Drugs of Abuse on the Brain.” NIDA for Teens. N.p., n.d. Web. 6 Oct. 2016. <https://teens.drugabuse.gov/teachers/mind-over-matter/teachers-guide/effects-drugs-abuse-brain&gt;.

“Cocaine.” DrugFacts:. N.p., n.d. Web. 6 Oct. 2016. <https://www.drugabuse.gov/publications/drugfacts/cocaine&gt;.

“Drugs and the Brain.” National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA). N.p., July 2014. Web. 9 Oct. 2016. <https://www.drugabuse.gov/publications/drugs-brains-behavior-science-addiction/drugs-brain&gt;.

“The National Alliance of Advocates for Buprenorphine Treatment.” What’s This Agonist / Antagonist Stuff? N.p., n.d. Web. 9 Oct. 2016. <https://www.naabt.org/faq_answers.cfm?ID=5&gt;.

Stufflebeam, Robert. “Neurons, Synapses, Action Potentials, and Neurotransmission.” – The Mind Project. The Mind Project, n.d. Web. 6 Oct. 2016. <http://www.mind.ilstu.edu/curriculum/neurons_intro/neurons_intro.php&gt;.

“Watch Truth About Drugs Documentary Video & Learn About Substance Addiction. Get The Facts About Painkillers, Marijuana, Cocaine, Meth & Other Illegal Drugs.” Foundation for a Drug-Free World. Drug-Free World, n.d. Web. 8 Oct. 2016. <http://www.drugfreeworld.org/drugfacts/cocaine/effects-of-cocaine.html&gt;.

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One thought on “Your Brain on Drugs

  1. Edith Leung

    So this is what you had been doing that whole weekend… And with Dad. I saw you left our table a mess with all these paper scraps and stack of books with a selfie stick taped to the top, but I didn’t know what you were doing. Thanks for eventually cleaning it up 🙂

    I can see that a lot of hard work and effort went into this. The transitions are really cool!

    Even though this was only limited to five minutes, it was a little hard to catch all the words that popped up on screen. I think more time needed to be given for the text to be read. I also think that the type of titles (not sure what it’s called) you chose were too animated. They should be less “poppish” and more calm because it distracts the viewer. If there was less motion, there would be more time for the viewer to focus and read the words for longer. This goes for the movement of the movie and papers also. Again, I know you had to keep it under 5 minutes, but it was a little hard to follow.

    Regardless, this is still great!

    Like

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