Enhanced cue-elicited brain activation in African American compared with Caucasian smokers: an fMRI study.

@article{Okuyemi2006EnhancedCB,
  title={Enhanced cue-elicited brain activation in African American compared with Caucasian smokers: an fMRI study.},
  author={Kolawole Stephen Okuyemi and Joshua N. Powell and Cary R. Savage and Sandra B. Hall and Nicole L. Nollen and Laura M. Holsen and F. Joseph McClernon and Jasjit S. Ahluwalia},
  journal={Addiction biology},
  year={2006},
  volume={11 1},
  pages={
          97-106
        }
}
Current evidence indicates that, although African Americans (AA) are more likely to attempt to quit smoking than Caucasians (CC) in any given year, success rates are lower for AA. However, factors contributing to these differences are not well known. In order to explore potential factors, this study assessed differences in attention to smoking cues between ethnic groups. Participants underwent morning functional magnetic resonance imaging scanning while viewing images of AA models and CC models… CONTINUE READING

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