Journal article

Smoking cues impair monitoring but not stopping during response inhibition in abstinent male smokers

Haichao Zhao, Ofir Turel, Damien Brevers, Antoine Bechara, Qinghua He

BEHAVIOURAL BRAIN RESEARCH | ELSEVIER | Published : 2020

Abstract

The attenuated inhibitory control of smokers is a stumbling block for treating nicotine dependence. Unfortunately, smokers are often exposed to cigarette-related salient cues, which may violate homeostasis, override self-control, and lead to relapse. To understand the mechanisms underlying these associations, we investigate the cognitive and neural processes of inhibitory control (including proactive and reactive inhibition) of smoking cues in abstinent smokers. Twenty-six smokers completed cue-reactivity and stop signal tasks during functional magnetic resonance imaging scans, on two separate sessions, 2-3 weeks apart: one involved a neutral cue reactivity task, and the other a smoking cue ..

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Grants

Awarded by National Natural Science Foundation of China


Awarded by Entrepreneurship and Innovation Program for Chongqing Overseas Returned Scholars


Awarded by Key Laboratory of Mental Health, Institute of Psychology, Chinese Academy of Sciences


Awarded by High-end Foreign Expert Introduction Program


Funding Acknowledgements

This work was supported by research grants from the National Natural Science Foundation of China (31972906), Entrepreneurship and Innovation Program for Chongqing Overseas Returned Scholars (cx2017049), Open Research Fund of the Key Laboratory of Mental Health, Institute of Psychology, Chinese Academy of Sciences (KLMH2019K05), and the High-end Foreign Expert Introduction Program (G20190022029).