[Elaboration of a conditioned reflex in chronic alcoholics using an unrecognizable motivationally significant word].

@article{Genkina1983ElaborationOA,
  title={[Elaboration of a conditioned reflex in chronic alcoholics using an unrecognizable motivationally significant word].},
  author={O A Genkina and G. S. Shostakovich},
  journal={Zhurnal vysshei nervnoi deiatelnosti imeni I P Pavlova},
  year={1983},
  volume={33 6},
  pages={1010-8}
}
20 patients suffering from chronic alcoholism and 10 healthy, righthanded persons with normal sight were examined. Alcoholics were trained to elaborate a temporary connection by means of unrecognized significant word "vodka" related to their dominant motivation. The amplitude of the late positive response P300 was greater and its latency was shorter comparing with responses to neutral words. The latency of P300 potential to a conditioned stimulus combined with the word "vodka" is reduced in all… CONTINUE READING

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