Author: firstpersonscience

How Scientists Are Increasing Antidepressant Effectiveness To Better Treat Depression. FPS #1

In this inaugural release of First-Person Science, Roger Hudson speaks with Thomas Lapointe about his recently published manuscript that explores the behavioural and brain mRNA effects of combined escitalopram (an SSRI; antidepressant) and adjunct aripiprazole (5-HT1a agonist) in rats, with a specific focus on the 5-HT1a receptor. This podcast also discusses how scientists are enhancing […]

Once an addict, always an addict: True for the brain? Origins of the addiction neuroscience wanting vs. liking dichotomy

In this clip we comment on the landmark neuroscience publication that began the ‘wanting/liking’ dichotomy that researchers are still using to investgate addiction-related processes to this day. Titled “The neural basis of drug craving: An incentive-sensitization theory of addiction”, Terry E. Robinson & Kent C. Berridge present insights on the psychology of addiction. The theory […]

2020 CAN Outreach and Advocacy Award winner

We are excited to announce that the First-Person Science team has won the 2020 CAN Outreach and Advocacy Award! The award recognizes the important efforts of First-Person Science to “present information about neuroscience discoveries in a way that is accessible to the public, through interactive live stream conversations with researchers.” Our team works incredibly hard […]