Cognitive Control dysfunction and the transition from nicotine use to dependence

Grant number: 1050766 | Funding period: 2013 - 2017

Completed

Abstract

Nicotine abuse is the single greatest preventable risk factor for physical illness and death in Australians. Our understanding of the neural and cognitive mechanisms that underlie the transition from use to dependence is yet to be understood. The current proposal investigates the neural mechanisms underlying cognitive control, critical to self-control over the impulse for drug rewards, in non-dependent and dependent nicotine users.

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