At the Canadian Centre for Behavioral Neuroscience at the University of Lethbridge, Dr. Bryan Kolb discovers gender differences in the frontal lobe that could lead to new treatments for addictions. And Dr. Robbin Gibb demonstrates with rats that exercise during pregnancy and tactile stimulation postnatally influences how well baby rats recover from brain injury.
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ITEM:1TITLE: Dr. Bryan Kolb, Professor and Board of Governors Research Chair in Neuroscience, University of Lethbridge and Researcher, Canadian Centre for Behavioral Neuroscience
SUBJECT: #165 Frontal Lobe, Addictions, and Brain Injury
SYNOPSIS: Whether its drinking coffee or zonking out on cocaine, these chemicals can actually change cell structure in the brain. Psychologist Dr. Bryan Kolb from the University of Lethbridge has made some startling discoveries which may lead to different treatments for male and female addicts.
ITEM:2TITLE: Dr. Robbin Gibb, Assistant Professor, Department of Neuroscience, Univeristy of Lethbridge and Researcher, Canadian Centre for Behavioral Neuroscience
SUBJECT: #165 The Role of Stimulation in Brain Development and Brain Injury Recovery
SYNOPSIS: Dr. Robbin Gibb is a colleague of Dr. Bryan Kolb at the Canadian Centre for Behavioral Neuroscience. Robbin has looked at how rats that exercise during pregnancy produce babies that are smarter and recover from brain injury much better.