Enhanced lexical processing of smoking stimuli during smoking abstinence

  title={Enhanced lexical processing of smoking stimuli during smoking abstinence},
  author={Murray E. Jarvik and Todd M. Gross and Martin R. Rosenblatt and Richard E. Stein},
In a group of heavy smokers, overnight abstinence from smoking facilitated the perception of briefly presented smoking words. Subjects in the nicotineabstinent condition accurately identified significantly more smoking-related words than food-related or neutral words. However, a group tested in a non-abstinent condition showed no significant differences in ability to identify the three different word types. Smokers deprived of cigarettes were also significantly better able to categorize smoking… CONTINUE READING

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