Taxing executive processes does not necessarily increase impulsive decision making.

@article{FrancoWatkins2010TaxingEP,
  title={Taxing executive processes does not necessarily increase impulsive decision making.},
  author={Ana M. Franco-Watkins and Timothy C. Rickard and Hal Pashler},
  journal={Experimental psychology},
  year={2010},
  volume={57 3},
  pages={193-201}
}
A link has been established between impulsivity in real-world situations and impulsive decision making in laboratory tasks in brain-damaged patients and individuals with substance abuse. Whether or not this link exists for all individuals is less clear. We conducted an experiment to determine whether taxing central executive processes with a demanding cognitive load task results in impulsive decision making in a normal sample. Participants (n = 53) completed a delay discounting task under the… CONTINUE READING

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