Smoking and How it Changes the Brain

  • Digital Media, New Media, Video Recording

This web-based interactive 3D virtual experience will help students learn how smoking cigarettes changes the brain. Developed using virtual reality software that runs the Duke Immersive Virtual Environment (DiVE) , the program is completely interactive for use online by the general public, including high school students in biology, health education, or even neuroscience. Travel into the avatar’s brain to the “reward pathway”. There, you will interact with nicotine molecules to learn how smoking changes receptors for nicotine on the neurons that provide pleasurable feelings. You’ll take a ride along the reward pathway..woo-hoo! It’s the next best thing to “being there”.

Duke Faculty Artists/Collaborators

Cited Artists/Collaborators

  • David Zielinski; Rochelle Denenberg Schwartz-Bloom

Creation Date

  • 2011

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