Neural Correlates of Alcohol-Approach Bias in Alcohol Addiction: the Spirit is Willing but the Flesh is Weak for Spirits

@article{Wiers2014NeuralCO,
  title={Neural Correlates of Alcohol-Approach Bias in Alcohol Addiction: the Spirit is Willing but the Flesh is Weak for Spirits},
  author={Corinde E. Wiers and Christine Stelzel and Soyoung Q. Park and Christiane K Gawron and Vera U. Ludwig and Stefan Gutwinski and Andreas Heinz and Johannes Lindenmeyer and Reinout W. Wiers and Henrik Walter and Felix Bermpohl},
  journal={Neuropsychopharmacology},
  year={2014},
  volume={39},
  pages={688-697}
}
Behavioral studies have shown an alcohol-approach bias in alcohol-dependent patients: the automatic tendency to faster approach than avoid alcohol compared with neutral cues, which has been associated with craving and relapse. Although this is a well-studied psychological phenomenon, little is known about the brain processes underlying automatic action tendencies in addiction. We examined 20 alcohol-dependent patients and 17 healthy controls with functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI… CONTINUE READING