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Ask the scientist

Ask the scientist
Through virtual debates with leading international scientists, young people will be able to think through doubts and concerns about drugs and the effects they have on our health. You can also check out the questions that other students have made to Dr. Nora Volkow and Dr. Rafael Maldonado in previous debates, by clicking on the following questions:
About Dr. Nora Volkow
About Dr. Nora Volkow
Director of the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) in the USA, Dr. Volkow is an internationally renowned expert in the field of research into drug addiction. She is mainly known for her research into the cerebral dopamine system, focused on the brains of people who are addicts. Her studies have charted the changes in the dopamine system that affect the actions of the frontal areas of the brain involved in motivation, the desire impulse and pleasure.
About Dr. Rafael Maldonado
About Dr. Rafael Maldonado
University Chair in Pharmacology at the Universitat Pompeu Fabra in Barcelona. His studies are focused on the changes that drug-taking causes in people’s behaviour. In 2006 in the United States he was awarded the National Excellence in Research Prize and in 2009, the ICREA Prize.