Decision making and addiction.
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TitleDecision making and addiction.
Tutor/Supervisor; University.DepartmentFont Hurtado, Laura; Universitat Jaume I. Departament de de Psicologia Bàsica, Clínica i Psicobiologia
PublisherUniversitat Jaume I
t is well established that chronic drug consumption produces neurochemical and functional changes in the motivational, emotional, memory and learning circuits of the brain . These changes ... [+]
t is well established that chronic drug consumption produces neurochemical and functional changes in the motivational, emotional, memory and learning circuits of the brain . These changes result in an enhanced and permanent saliency value for the drug, and in the loss of inhibitory control, favoring the emergence of compulsive drug intake . The present TFG reviews the consequences of these brain circuitry alterations, focusing on the mesocorticolimbic - striatal circuitry, in decision making processes . For that purpose I reviewed the results of the psychological task “Iowa Gambling Task” in subjects addicted to cocaine . This test has been selected because simulates real - life decision - making and requires prefrontal cortex activation . [-]
Treball Final de Grau en Psicologia. Codi: PS1048. Curs: 2016/2017
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