Journal article

Cognitive Control Over Immediate Reward in Binge Alcohol Drinkers

Antoinette Poulton, Caitlyn Mackenzie, Kaitlyn Harrington, Sarah Borg, Robert Hester



BACKGROUND: Cognitive control deficits, as captured by inhibitory control measures, are indicative of increased impulsivity and are considered a marker for substance use disorder vulnerability. While individuals with alcohol use disorder (AUD) typically exhibit inhibitory control dysfunction, evidence of impaired inhibitory control among harmful drinkers, who are at increased risk of developing an AUD, is mixed. This study examined the response inhibition of binge drinkers using a task that employed neutral, as well as both immediate and delayed reward contingencies, to determine whether reward induced heightened impulsivity in this population. METHODS: Binge alcohol users (n = 42) and contr..

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Awarded by Australian National Health and Medical Research Council grant

Awarded by Australian Research Council fellowship

Funding Acknowledgements

This research was supported by an Australian National Health and Medical Research Council grant (1050766), and an Australian Research Council fellowship (FT110100088). The funding bodies had no role in designing the study; collecting, analyzing, or interpreting data; writing the report; or in the decision to submit the manuscript for publication.