Published Mar 29, 2023

Masami Uchio  


Addiction study has switched to the realm of modern neuroscience, with the most recent and cutting-edge studies focusing on the behaviors that contribute to addiction. Addiction memory is a series of specific plastic changes at the synaptic level caused by long-term drug stimulation through gene transcription and expression. Based on clinical observations, addictive memory is viewed as a dysregulation of independent acquisition associated with the integration of choice lines in the “feedback loop” and “comparative system” of the hippocampus during neural information processing. Two meanings of the addition memory as (i) memory unrelated to the loss of drug control and (ii) drug-specific memory of the addicted drugs.



Drug Addiction, Memory Theory, Neuronal Plasticity, Neuromodulation

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How to Cite
Uchio, M. (2023). Is Addiction being Memorized?. Science Insights, 42(3), 833–835. https://doi.org/10.15354/si.23.ps032