A cognitive and neuroeconomical approach of addictive behaviors


Abstract : Addictive decisions and actions parallel profound changes at the level of cognitive and brain processing. Better understanding of these processes involved in this abnormal psychology (and brain functioning) is a necessary step towards innovative treatments. Our main lines of research are the study in both non-addicted and addicted individuals (alcohol, cocaine, cannabis, heroine, gambling) of (1) the relationship between response inhibition and risk taking; (2) metacognitive abilities; (3) determinants of delay discounting; (4) dual-pathway theory including automatic processes (at the levels of attention, memory, reward/punishment tendencies, action tendencies) and non-automatic processes (self-regulation related functions). Cognitive training together with trans-magnetic stimulation are main research topics for the purpose of clinical treatment of addictive behaviours.
Promoteur/Supervisor : Prof. Noël Xavier
Email : xnoel@ulb.ac.be
Site Web/Web site : http://www.ulb.ac.be/medecine/psymed/noel.html
Centre de recherche/Research center :
Faculté/Faculty : Faculté de Médecine/Faculty of Medicine
Ecole doctorale/Graduate Colleges : Sciences médicales/Medical Science
Ecole doctorale thématique/Graduate School (French Only):



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