Dr. Gary Aston-Jones: Interview With A Brain Scientist
December 16, 2022
Dr. Gary Aston-Jones in the Director of the Rutgers Brain Health Institute, here to discuss his research in promoting better brain health with medications that help with sleep, improved executive functioning. Our topic about treating addiction, but we also discuss many brain health issues that are relevant to this podcast.
Dr. Gary Aston-Jones in the Director of the Rutgers Brain Health Institute, managing a large brain research lab with many researchers. While much of this interview is about treating addiction with a relatively new class of sleep medications, Dr. Aston-Jones acknowledges that addiction and dependence are very different, and we do discuss iatrogenic injury to the brain, caused by psych drugs, such as benzodiazepines. I hope that members of the benzodiazepine-injured community find the content useful and helpful. The intended topic was addiction treatment, but I was determined to ask a few off-topic questions, because, how often do you get a chance to speak directly to a top brain scientist?