Reward Deficiency Syndrome (RDS): the “Liking” Reaction and Behavioral Implications | Pioneer
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Reward Deficiency Syndrome (RDS): the “Liking” Reaction and Behavioral Implications

About the Scholar: Liuxi Sun grew up in the United States and currently attends Phillips Exeter Academy.

The Research:
For decades, Reward Deficiency Syndrome (RDS) has been described as the genetic basis for numerous disorders that are described as both impulsive and compulsive, including alcoholism, drug abuse and attention deficit disorder. However little research has been conducted into analyzing the role of the brain mechanisms involved in the compulsive and impulsive deficits. Liuxi researched and predicted activation of the orbitofrontal cortex will result in the increased impulsive and compulsive behaviors associated with the disorder.