Dartmouth Events

Psychological and Brain Sciences Colloquium

Kent Berridge, PhD, University of Michigan

Thursday, October 12, 2023
1:00pm – 2:00pm
Moore Hall B03
Intended Audience(s): Alumni, Faculty, Postdoc, Staff, Students-Graduate, Students-Undergraduate
Categories: Arts and Sciences, Lectures & Seminars

Please join us in Moore BO3 next week on Thursday, October 12, starting at 1:05 p.m., for a colloquium given by Kent Berridge, James Olds Distinguished University Professor of Psychology and Neuroscience at University of Michigan.  

Title:  Desire, Pleasure, and Addiction in the Brain

Abstract: Wanting and liking usually go together for pleasant rewards, but the brain separates wanting and liking mechanisms. This dissociation allows wanting to occur without any liking, and even to create ‘wanting for what hurts’. Counterintuitively, reward ‘wanting’ may also overlap in mechanisms with forms of fear. There are implications for several clinical conditions, ranging from addictions, to anhedonia, to paranoia.

Coffee, tea, and cider donuts will be available before and after the talk in the foyer space outside of BO3.

For more information, contact:
Michelle Powers

Events are free and open to the public unless otherwise noted.