Cue Exposure Treatment in a Virtual Environment to Reduce Nicotine Craving: A Functional MRI Study

@article{Moon2009CueET,
  title={Cue Exposure Treatment in a Virtual Environment to Reduce Nicotine Craving: A Functional MRI Study},
  author={Jiyoon Moon and Jang-Han Lee},
  journal={Cyberpsychology & behavior : the impact of the Internet, multimedia and virtual reality on behavior and society},
  year={2009},
  volume={12 1},
  pages={43-5}
}
Smokers show an increase in cue reactivity during exposure to smoking-related cues. CET aims at extinguishing cue reactivity by repeated presentation of substance-related cues and has been claimed a potentially effective method of treating addictive behaviors, including cigarette smoking. We applied CET to eight late-adolescent smokers in virtual environments (VEs). When comparing pre-CET regions to those of post-CET, the inferior frontal gyrus and superior frontal gyrus were detected. These… CONTINUE READING

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