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Memoirs of an Addicted Brain
Code: 96  |  Type: Conversation   |  Genres: , Science & Environment, Biography & Memoir
Friday, May 18 2012 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM Ticketed: $15/$10
Pier 2/3 Main Stage, Pier 2/3, Hickson Road, Walsh Bay Venue & Transport Info
Marc Lewis, Lisa Pryor (facilitator)
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What happens to your brain when you feed it a diet of drugs, alcohol and other addictive substances? Nothing good, says Marc Lewis, a neuroscientist and professor, who has not only changed his ways and now helps young people fight addiction, but who has charted what these substances actually do to you. He talks to Lisa Pryor.

Marc Lewis (International)

Dr Marc Lewis is a developmental neuroscientist and professor of human development and applied psychology at Radboud University Nijmegen, one of the top five universities in the Netherlands, and professor emeritus at the University of Toronto, where he taught and conducted research from 1989 to 2010. He is at the forefront of knowledge on the emotional brain and the neural foundations of personality development, and is the author of Memoirs of An Addicted Brain: A neuroscientist examines his own former life on drugs.

Supported by the Consulate General of Canada, Sydney.

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Lisa Pryor (Australian)

Lisa Pryor is a journalist, writer and medical student. She is the author of two non-fiction books: The Pin Striped Prison: How overachievers get trapped in corporate jobs they hate and, most recently, A Small Book About Drugs.

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