A double-blind placebo-controlled experimental study of nicotine: II—Effects on response inhibition and executive functioning

@article{Dawkins2006ADP,
  title={A double-blind placebo-controlled experimental study of nicotine: II—Effects on response inhibition and executive functioning},
  author={Lynne Dawkins and Jane Hilary Powell and Robert West and John Powell and Alan Pickering},
  journal={Psychopharmacology},
  year={2006},
  volume={190},
  pages={457-467}
}
Smokers may show abnormal functioning in prefrontal cortex during acute abstinence, reflecting deficient activity in mesocorticolimbic circuitry. Cognitive correlates of this putatively include impaired response inhibition and other aspects of executive functioning. To investigate whether inhibitory control and other executive functions in smokers are impaired during acute abstinence relative to post-nicotine. 145 smokers were tested twice after overnight abstinence—once after nicotine and once… CONTINUE READING

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