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A&S Researchers assess neurocognitive mechanisms with problem drinking

Eric Claus and Katie Witkiewitz

Posted: September 20, 2016

A new research conducted by The University of New Mexico and The Mind Research Network, that is supported by a five-year, $3.6 million National Institutes of Health (NIH) grant, will study the effects of the alcohol on the brain over time. The study is led by Department of Psychology Associate Professor Katie Witkiewitz and MRN Assistant Professor of Translational Neuroscience Eric Claus.

“The goal of this area of research is to identify the key changes that occur both at the behavioral and neural levels as a result of heavy alcohol use,” Claus said. “Once these changes are identified, it may be possible to use new treatment techniques to improve functioning in the brain in order to supplement current treatment approaches.”

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