• Scientists tell us that the seat of emotions is in the brain.
  • Using PET scans and other techniques, they are looking at specific areas of the brain that process and store information dealing with strong emotions.
  • PET scanning is also used in the diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease.
  • Studies of dopamine action have been helpful in understanding addictive processes.
  • The data may help to bring a better understanding to the biochemical processes in drug addiction.
  • The information is stored in a computer and can be used to develop a detailed picture of thebrain.
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