A. W. van der Vaart

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Diseases related to smoking are the second leading cause of death in the world. Cigarette smoking is a risk factor for several diseases such as cancer and cardiovascular and respiratory disorders. Despite increasing evidence of genetic determination, the susceptibility genes and loci underlying various aspects of smoking behavior are largely unknown.(More)
The direct physiological effects that promote nicotine dependence (ND) are mediated by nicotinic acetylcholine receptors (nAChRs). In line with the genetic and pharmacological basis of addiction, many previous studies have revealed significant associations between variants in the nAChR subunit genes and various measures of ND in different ethnic samples. In(More)
Although the cognitive and clinical correlates of spontaneous human alpha oscillations as recorded with electroencephalography (EEG) or magnetoencephalography (MEG) are well documented, the dynamics underlying these oscillations is still a matter of debate. This study proposes a data-driven method to reveal the dynamics of these oscillations. It(More)
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