HTH 3533: Drugs and Health (Quackenbush)

Readings and Sources for Prof. Quackenbush's HTH 3533 course.

Neurobiology of Drug Use

Human Brain: Major Structures and their Functions

This is a well-explained and at the same time simple video about the Human Brain and its functions. The human brain is the command center for the human nervous system. It receives input from the sensory organs and sends output to the muscles. The human brain has the same basic structure as other mammal brains, but is larger in relation to body size than any other brains.

Drunk Monkeys Fail - Weird Nature

300 years ago vervet monkeys were brought into the island of St. Kitts from West Africa. The monkeys that escaped acquired a taste for alcohol by eating the fermented sugar cane left in the fields. Today, they raid local bars to satisfy their thirst.