Springer Series in Computational Neuroscience

Computational Neuroscience of Drug Addiction

Editors: Gutkin, Boris, Ahmed, Serge H. (Eds.)

  • Intrigued by the apparent irrational behavior of drug addicts, researchers from a wide range of scientific disciplines have formulated a plethora of theoretical schemes over the years to understand addiction
  • Collects several recent mathematical and neurocomputational models of drug self-administration and addiction
  • Illustrates how mathematical modeling can contribute to our understanding of the mechanisms underlying the transition between the different stages of addiction
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Drug addiction remains one of the most important public health problems in western societies and is a rising concern for developing nations. Over the past 3 decades, experimental research on the neurobiology and psychology of drug addiction has generated a torrent of exciting data, from the molecular up to the behavioral levels. As a result, a new and pressing challenge for addiction research is to formulate a synthetic theoretical framework that goes well beyond mere scientific eclectism to deepen our understanding of drug addiction and to foster our capacity to prevent and to cure drug addiction. Intrigued by the apparent irrational behavior of drug addicts, researchers from a wide range of scientific disciplines have formulated a plethora of theoretical schemes over the years to understand addiction. However, most of these theories and models are qualitative in nature and are formulated using terms that are often ill-defined. As a result, the empirical validity of these models has been difficult to test rigorously, which has served to generate more controversy than clarity. In this context, as in other scientific fields, mathematical and computational modeling should contribute to the development of more testable and rigorous models of addiction.

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“This is a fascinating … new book covering mathematical modeling of various aspects of addiction. … Written and edited by experts in the field, this is a welcome addition to the neuroscientific literature of addictions. … Each chapter concludes with timely and relevant citations of the scientific literature. … This new … book is a stimulating introduction to the field for those with the computational neuroscientific background knowledge to comprehend it.” (Michael Joel Schrift, Doody's Book Reviews, March, 2013)

Table of contents (11 chapters)

  • Simple Deterministic Mathematical Model of Maintained Drug Self-administration Behavior and Its Pharmacological Applications

    Tsibulsky, Vladimir L. (et al.)

    Pages 3-18

  • Intermittent Adaptation: A Mathematical Model of Drug Tolerance, Dependence and Addiction

    Peper, Abraham

    Pages 19-56

  • Control Theory and Addictive Behavior

    Newlin, David B. (et al.)

    Pages 57-108

  • Modelling Local Circuit Mechanisms for Nicotine Control of Dopamine Activity

    Graupner, Michael (et al.)

    Pages 111-144

  • Dual-System Learning Models and Drugs of Abuse

    Simon, Dylan A. (et al.)

    Pages 145-161

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Computational Neuroscience of Drug Addiction
Editors
  • Boris Gutkin
  • Serge H. Ahmed
Series Title
Springer Series in Computational Neuroscience
Series Volume
10
Copyright
2012
Publisher
Springer-Verlag New York
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media, LLC
eBook ISBN
978-1-4614-0751-5
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4614-0751-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4614-0750-8
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4614-2940-1
Series ISSN
2197-1900
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 342
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