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Jacqueline Woolley, Chair The University of Texas at Austin, SEA 4.212, Austin, TX 78712 • (512) 475-7596

The Pleasure Principle

Posted: July 27, 2012
Juan Dominguez in his lab; Photo by Marsha Miller

Juan Dominguez in his lab; Photo by Marsha Miller

With a $1.5 million grant from the National Institutes of Health and the National Institute on Drug Abuse, Juan Dominguez, assistant professor of psychology and neuroscience, is investigating the brain’s response to the euphoric effects of cocaine. With a focus on the dynamics between sex hormones and the brain’s reward system, he aims to delineate and map out where — and how — addiction occurs in the brain. more >

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