#33 - Interoception and the opioid crisis | Curio

#33 - Interoception and the opioid crisis

26 mins | Aug 19, 2021

Today's episode from 20th August 2021. On today's show: As opioid kills a record number of people in the US, can a new video game really help curb the crisis? We press play on a revolutionary new treatment. Then later, it's one of the fastest moving areas in neuroscience and psychology, and you've probably never heard of it. We look at what Interoception is and how it could change your life. A record number of people in the US died from drug overdoses over the past year, driving doctors to seek an unlikely tech-based tool. Noah Smith explores how the video game PlaySmart, hopes to revolutionise the treatment and prevention of drug abuse alongside more traditional methods whilst at the same time providing researchers with a better understanding of high-risk behaviour. There’s growing evidence that signals sent from our internal organs to the brain play a major role in regulating emotions and fending off anxiety and depression. David Robson explores how our internal ecosystem is working to help us regulate our emotions and ward off anxiety and depression. Wake up with Curio is a different kind of morning show that gives you the context behind the news and gets you motivated for the day ahead, every Monday - Friday.

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