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Marina Picciotto, Ph.D.
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Marina Picciotto, PhD, is Charles B.G. Murphy Professor of Psychiatry and Professor of Neurobiology and Pharmacology at Yale University School of Medicine. She currently serves on the Council of the Society for Neuroscience and is a Senior Editor of the Journal of Neuroscience.

Blog Entries by Marina Picciotto, Ph.D.

Smoking in Movies: Why Your Brain Thinks It's Cool

Posted January 19, 2011 | 08:20:27 (EST)

Two things people say when they hear about research on smoking tobacco are: "Why do research on smoking? We all know it's bad for you," and "Smoking is just a bad habit. You can quit if you have enough willpower."

Now it turns out that a new study...

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Advances in How to Think About and Treat Depression

Posted December 10, 2010 | 08:10:47 (EST)

Did you know that there are almost twice as many suicides each year in the United States as there are murders? I was surprised to find out that in 2007, the most recent year on which the CDC provides data, there were almost 35,000 suicides in the Unites...

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