Welcome to CIDIA

CIDIA stands for the UCSD Center on Interoceptive Dysregulation in Addiction.

CIDIA is an exploratory center for translational research on the clinical neurobiology of drug addiction. We are conducting human and animal experiments to understand the role of interoception in drug-related behaviors.

Interoception is:

  • Sensing the physiological condition of the body
  • Conscious representation of the internal state
  • Initiating motivated action to homeostatically regulate the internal state

Our center uses Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging (fMRI) to explore the brain regions involved in interoception.

 Upcoming Meetings



TBA - Johan Wessberg MD, PhD

June 17, 2013


Neurobiological and Clinical Aspects of the Interaction of Impulsiveness and Stress Responsivity - Christian G. Schütz  MD, PhD, MPH

June 18, 2013