Impulsivity, Compulsivity, and Top-Down Cognitive Control

  title={Impulsivity, Compulsivity, and Top-Down Cognitive Control},
  author={J. Dalley and B. Everitt and T. Robbins},
  • J. Dalley, B. Everitt, T. Robbins
  • Published 2011
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Neuron
  • Impulsivity is the tendency to act prematurely without foresight. Behavioral and neurobiological analysis of this construct, with evidence from both animal and human studies, defines several dissociable forms depending on distinct cortico-striatal substrates. One form of impulsivity depends on the temporal discounting of reward, another on motor or response disinhibition. Impulsivity is commonly associated with addiction to drugs from different pharmacological classes, but its causal role in… CONTINUE READING
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