The role of cognitive control in cocaine dependence

Garavan, Hugh and Hester, Robert (2007) The role of cognitive control in cocaine dependence. Neuropsychology Review, 17 3: 337-345. doi:10.1007/s11065-007-9034-x

Author Garavan, Hugh
Hester, Robert
Title The role of cognitive control in cocaine dependence
Journal name Neuropsychology Review   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1040-7308
Publication date 2007
Year available 2007
Sub-type Critical review of research, literature review, critical commentary
DOI 10.1007/s11065-007-9034-x
Volume 17
Issue 3
Start page 337
End page 345
Total pages 9
Editor R. Lazar
Place of publication The Netherlands
Publisher Springer
Collection year 2008
Language eng
Subject C1
380103 Biological Psychology (Neuropsychology, Psychopharmacology, Physiological Psychology)
780108 Behavioural and cognitive sciences
Abstract While hedonic and reward-related processes are central to drug use and dependence, this article focuses on the contribution that cognitive processes may make to addiction. In particular, attention is drawn to those processes involved in exercising control over behavior as drug dependence is characterized by risky, impulsive behavior. Functional neuroirnaging implicates prefrontal deficits in cocaine dependence with an emerging picture of cocaine users having attentional biases towards drug-related stimuli, poor perfon-nance in laboratory tests of inhibitory control, and compromised monitoring and evaluation of their behavior. Combined, these deficits may contribute to the continuation of use in dependent individuals and may qualify as important targets for therapeutic interventions.
Keyword Psychology, Clinical
Anterior Cingulate Cortex
Visuospatial Working-memory
Abstinent Marijuana Users
Stop-signal Inhibition
Attentional Bias
Neuropsychological Deficits
Neuroimaging Evidence
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Additional Notes This document is a journal review.

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Critical review of research, literature review, critical commentary
Collections: Excellence in Research Australia (ERA) - Collection
2008 Higher Education Research Data Collection
School of Psychology Publications
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