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Are the effects of response inhibition on gambling long-lasting?

Verbruggen, Frederick, Adams, Rachel Charlotte, Van't Wout, Felice, Stevens, Tobias, McLaren, Ian and Chambers, Christopher D. 2013. Are the effects of response inhibition on gambling long-lasting? PLoS ONE 8 (7) , e70155. 10.1371/journal.pone.0070155

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A recent study has shown that short-term training in response inhibition can make people more cautious for up to two hours when making decisions. However, the longevity of such training effects is unclear. In this study we tested whether training in the stop-signal paradigm reduces risky gambling when the training and gambling task are separated by 24 hours. Two independent experiments revealed that the aftereffects of stop-signal training are negligible after 24 hours. This was supported by Bayes factors that provided strong support for the null hypothesis. These findings indicate the need to better optimise the parameters of inhibition training to achieve clinical efficacy, potentially by strengthening automatic associations between specific stimuli and stopping.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Psychology
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
Publisher: Public Library of Science
ISSN: 1932-6203
Funders: ESRC, ERC, Wales Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience
Date of First Compliant Deposit: 30 March 2016
Last Modified: 04 Jun 2017 05:12

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