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When There is Smoke, There is Not Always Fire: Emotion-Cognition Interactions in Cigarette Addiction


May 20
12:00 pm
Room 201 (BE 201), Bioengineering Building
Sandy Bird

The Center for Biomedical Imaging-Guest Lecture

Brett E. Froeliger, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Department of Neurosciences
Medical University of South Carolina

"When there is smoke, there is not always fire: Emotion-Cognition Interactions in Cigarette Addiction"

Cigarette smoking, cognition and affective function are closely intertwined. Although considerable research suggests that difficulties in cognition and dysregulated affect are primary factors in the maintenance of, and relapse to smoking, the neural bases of the relations between smoking and cognitive control of affect remain to be elucidated. Results from a series of experiments from our laboratory that explore relations between smoking addiction and the underlying structural and functional brain systems involved in cognitive control of emotion will be presented.

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