Nicotine effects on brain function and functional connectivity in schizophrenia.

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BACKGROUND Nicotine in tobacco smoke can improve functioning in multiple cognitive domains. High rates of smoking among schizophrenic patients may reflect an effort to remediate cognitive dysfunction. Our primary aim was to determine whether nicotine improves cognitive function by facilitating activation of brain regions mediating task performance or by… (More)

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@article{Jacobsen2004NicotineEO, title={Nicotine effects on brain function and functional connectivity in schizophrenia.}, author={Leslie K. Jacobsen and Deepak Cyril D'souza and W. Einar Mencl and Kenneth R. Pugh and Pawel Skudlarski and John Harrison Krystal}, journal={Biological psychiatry}, year={2004}, volume={55 8}, pages={850-8} }