The Frontal Cortex

Archives for December, 2008

A Drug for Drug Addicts

Cerebrum just published an interesting article on the ethical implications of using drugs to treat drug addiction. In particular, the scientists examine the benefits of naltrexone, an opioid receptor antagonist. (This means that the drug blocks receptors that normally bind opiates, like heroin. Methadone, in contrast, activates opioid receptors but appears to be an antagonist…

Radio Lab

It’s the best show on the radio* and it’s all about science. If you’re not listening to Radio Lab, then you’re missing something quite special. The new season has just begun with a fantastic episode on “Choice,” and I’m not saying it’s fantastic just because it occasionally features my stammering voice. If you’re curious what…