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Nora Volkow, M.D. - Brain & Behavior Research Expert on Addiction
Q. I want to quit smoking tobacco and replace my nicotine “fix” with e-cigarettes. I know e-cigarettes aren’t perfect, but are they more dangerous to my health than smoking?
A. It is likely that e-cigarettes might be less dangerous than combustible tobacco.... More >
Karl Deisseroth, M.D., Ph.D. - Brain and behavior research expert on schizophrenia
Q. Can individuals volunteer to be part of the BRAIN Initiative? I’d be interested in having my brain scanned and mapped.
A. Though the programs that will be funded by the BRAIN initiative have not yet been... More >
Nora Volkow, M.D. - Brain & Behavior Research Expert on Addiction
Q. My father was a cocaine addict, and I’m worried that I might become an addict too. Are there tests that I can take to see if I’ve inherited any genes linked to addiction?
A. The short answer is no, at least not yet. However, if you recognize behavioral... More >
Eric R. Kandel, M.D. - Brain and behavior research expert on alzheimer's
Q. What are some of the major insights we have today about the aging brain and memory that we didn’t have 25 years ago?
A. We have alot of new insights. To begin with, we know there are two major kinds of... More >

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