Effects of cigarette smoking on cognitive processing.

  title={Effects of cigarette smoking on cognitive processing.},
  author={Meral Aşçioğlu and Nazan Dolu and Asuman G{\"o}lgeli and Cem S{\"u}er and Ciğdem Ozesmi},
  journal={The International journal of neuroscience},
  volume={114 3},
Several previous studies have reported that cigarette smoking enhances performance of cognitive processing. These enhancements are generally attributed to the pharmacological effects of nicotine, while there is some debate whether the effects of smoking/nicotine are a result of recovery from abstinence. Evoked potentials (EPs) and event related potentials (ERPs) of the brain have been applied as an index of information processing in a wide variety of normal and cognitive impaired subjects. This… CONTINUE READING


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