Journal article

The role of the insula in internet gaming disorder

Ofir Turel, Qinghua He, Lei Wei, Antoine Bechara

ADDICTION BIOLOGY | WILEY | Published : 2020

Abstract

Internet gaming disorder (IGD) is a concerning issue that requires further research. Here, we seek to examine its neural etiology with an emphasis on the role of the insula. To do so, we relied on the tripartite neurocognitive model of addictive behaviors as applied to IGD. We hypothesized that (a) video game cues will elicit stronger reward system activation and weaker prefrontal activation in gamers vs controls, (b) the IGD scores of gamers will be positively associated with activation of the reward system and negatively with activation of prefrontal regions, (c) deprivation from video gaming will result in increased activation of the insula, when gamers are exposed to video game cues vs t..

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Grants

Awarded by High-end Foreign Expert Introduction Program


Awarded by Open Research Fund of the Key Laboratory of Mental Health, Institute of Psychology, Chinese Academy of Sciences


Awarded by National Natural Science Foundation of China


Funding Acknowledgements

High-end Foreign Expert Introduction Program, Grant/Award Number: G20190022029; Open Research Fund of the Key Laboratory of Mental Health, Institute of Psychology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Grant/Award Number: KLMH2019K05; National Natural Science Foundation of China, Grant/Award Number: 31972906