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Public Lecture | Habits Die Hard: From learning to addiction

27th September 2021, 18:00-19:30
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Date: Monday 27th September 2021
Time: 18:00 – 19:30
Location: Conference Hall, Europa Point Campus

We all have bad habits, but for many of us, habit change is nearly impossible. This free public lecture will discuss the cognitive and brain background of habit learning and how these processes relate to addictions. The talk will present psychological and neuroscientific studies about learning automatic behaviours in children and adults. A better understanding of how our brain learns and memorizes new habits can help us escape from the captivity of habits and addictions.

This event is brought to you by the University of Gibraltar’s Centre of Excellence in Responsible Gaming. The Centre of Excellence in Responsible Gaming (CERG) is a multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary research institute that aims to study the etiological factors of addictive disorders and contribute to their effective prevention and treatment.

About the speaker

Dezso Nemeth is a full professor at the ELTE Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest, Hungary, and research team leader in Center for Research in Neuroscience in Lyon (CRNL) at the Université Claude Bernard Lyon. He obtained his PhD in 2005 from ELTE. He was promoted to Assistant and Associate Professorship at the University of Szeged, Hungary. He joined the Department of Neuroscience at Georgetown University in Washington.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Important COVID-19 information 

In order to minimise the risk of COVID-19 transmission, the University of Gibraltar follows the guidance of Public Health Gibraltar for all events. As a result, ticket holders for this event need to be either fully vaccinated with two doses or have had a negative COVID test within the previous 24 hours in order to attend the event. Read full advice here.

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