Impulsivity and Inhibitory Control

  title={Impulsivity and Inhibitory Control},
  author={G. Logan and R. Schachar and R. Tannock},
  journal={Psychological Science},
  pages={60 - 64}
  • G. Logan, R. Schachar, R. Tannock
  • Published 1997
  • Psychology
  • Psychological Science
  • We report an experiment testing the hypothesis that impulsive behavior reflects a deficit in the ability to inhibit prepotent responses Specifically, we examined whether impulsive people respond more slowly to signals to inhibit (stop signals) than non-impulsive people In this experiment, 136 undergraduate students completed an impulsivity questionnaire and then participated in a stop-signal experiment, in which they performed a choice reaction time (go) task and were asked to inhibit their… CONTINUE READING
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