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The role of alcohol cues in the modulation of top-down cognitive control in a group of Problem drinkers.

Sharma, Dinkar (2015) The role of alcohol cues in the modulation of top-down cognitive control in a group of Problem drinkers. In: Emerging methods in addiction research programme, June 11-12th 2015, South Bank University. (Unpublished) (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided)

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Abstract

Previous research has shown that top-down cognitive control is increased in the presence of conflicting stimuli (sequential modulation effect, SME). One explanation for the SME implicates the Anterior Cingulate Cortex in top-down cognitive control (Botvinick, Braver, Barch, Carter & Cohen, 2001). The SME has also been shown to be modulated by negative emotional cues (Padmala, Bauer & Pessoa, 2011 et al). Here we report on a study to see whether alcohol cues can modulate the SME using a face-word Stroop task in a group of social drinkers (problem and non-problem drinkers). Our results demonstrate that in a group of problem drinkers alcohol cues reduce the SME indicating a reduction in top-down cognitive control.

Item Type: Conference or workshop item (Lecture)
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Psychology > Cognitive Psychology
Depositing User: Dinkar Sharma
Date Deposited: 03 Dec 2015 15:28 UTC
Last Modified: 29 May 2019 16:35 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/52671 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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