Detection versus sustained attention to drug cues have dissociable roles in mediating drug seeking behavior.


It is commonly thought that attentional bias for drug cues plays an important role in motivating human drug-seeking behavior. To assess this claim, two groups of smokers were trained in a discrimination task in which a tobacco-seeking response was rewarded only in the presence of 1 particular stimulus (the S+). The key manipulation was that whereas 1 group… (More)
DOI: 10.1037/a0014957