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Working for food you don’t desire. Cues interfere with goal-directed food-seeking
Why do we indulge in food-seeking and eating behaviors at times when we are already fully sated? In the present study we investigated the hypothesis that food-associated cues in the environment canExpand
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Individual Differences in Risky Decision-Making Among Seniors Reflect Increased Reward Sensitivity
Increasing age is associated with subtle but meaningful changes in decision-making. It is unknown, however, to what degree these psychological changes are reflective of age-related changes inExpand
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Motivational sensitivity of outcome-response priming: Experimental research and theoretical models
Outcome-response (O-R) priming is at the core of various associative theories of human intentional action. This is a simple and parsimonious mechanism by which activation of outcome representationsExpand
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Stimulus Control Over Action for Food in Obese versus Healthy-weight Individuals
In the current study we examined an associative learning mechanism by which food cues (signaling low- versus high-calorie food) can bias instrumental responses directed toward those foods. ToExpand
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An associative account of how the obesogenic environment biases adolescents' food choices
Adolescents and children are the targets of much food advertising, the majority of which is for unhealthy snacks. Although the effects of advertising on food preferences and consummatory behavior areExpand
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Current limits of experimental research into habits and future directions
  • P. Watson, S. Wit
  • Psychology
  • Current Opinion in Behavioral Sciences
  • 1 April 2018
The outcome devaluation paradigm allows for the differentiation between goal-directed actions and habits and has been used extensively in both animal and human studies. This has been a fruitfulExpand
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Dissociable corticostriatal circuits underlie goal‐directed vs. cue‐elicited habitual food seeking after satiation: evidence from a multimodal MRI study
The present multimodal MRI study advances our understanding of the corticostriatal circuits underlying goal‐directed vs. cue‐driven, habitual food seeking. To this end, we employed a computerizedExpand
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Selective attention moderates the relationship between attentional capture by signals of nondrug reward and illicit drug use.
BACKGROUND The current study examined whether cognitive control moderates the association between (non-drug) reward-modulated attentional capture and use of alcohol and other drugs (AOD). METHODSExpand
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Limits of ideomotor action–outcome acquisition
Ideomotor theory proposes that goal-directed action emerges from the implicit, incidental acquisition of bi-directional associations between actions and their outcomes. In line with this idea, aExpand
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Capture and Control: Working Memory Modulates Attentional Capture by Reward-Related Stimuli
Physically salient but task-irrelevant distractors can capture attention in visual search, but resource-dependent, executive-control processes can help reduce this distraction. However, it is notExpand
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