Cognitive Neuroscience of AddictionSemester Course

Cognitive Neuroscience of Addiction
Neuroscience or Psychology
Week-Long Study Tour
Core Course Week Study Tour
Major Discipline(s)
Neuroscience, Pre-Medicine / Health Science, Psychology
Core Course
Fall/Spring semester

Addictive disorders involve complex interactions among neurobiological, psychological, environmental, and sociocultural features and can reflect problems across a range of substances or behaviors. From drug abuse, to gambling, to the more controversial sex addiction and food addiction, problems with addiction share important commonalities in neurocircuitry. In this course, we will adopt a multidisciplinary lens and review contemporary research involving techniques such as brain stimulation and real-time neurofeedback to explore addiction processes and strategies for treatment.

Related Discipline(s)

This course would also be of interest to the following discipline(s):
Public Health, Sociology


Ebba Karlsson

DIS Stockholm Semester Faculty

M.Sc. in Clinical Psychology (Stockholm University, 2015), B.A. in Philosophy (Stockholm University, 2013). Visiting student in Politics and Public Policy at New York University, and research internship at Corpus Christi College, Cambridge University. Founder of Poplar, a non-profit organisation dedicated to improving political civility in society. Also working as an organisational consultant, focusing on leadership development, stress resilience and well-being. With DIS since 2016.

Psychology, Ebba Karlsson