Michael Nerney is an expert in the field of neurobiology and substance use. He explains complicated data in an easy-to-follow and captivating way. This talk will be geared towards the impacts of substances on young adult brains. He will explore questions, such as “What do we know about the impact of marijuana on the brain?” and “How do factors like music, legal status, online sites, late night talk show comedy, and the rollout of new products contribute to the reduction in perceived risk of marijuana use?”
Come and learn about the neurochemical mechanisms involved in marijuana intoxication. Find out how advanced neuroimaging devices can show changes to structural, chemical, and electrical systems in the young brain and how substance use can impact cognition, emotional processing, and physical growth and development.
This event is free and open to the public and was made possible through funding by the Regional Prevention Partnerships of Rutland and a collaboration between RPP and the members of Partners for Prevention. Parents, students, faculty, and any community members who are interested in learning more are welcome to attend.
For more information, contact The Wellness Center at Green Mountain College or Partners for Prevention of Rutland.