Effects of nicotine and alcohol on affective responses to emotionally toned film clips
Dawkins, L. and Powell, J. 2011. Effects of nicotine and alcohol on affective responses to emotionally toned film clips. Psychopharmacology. 216 (2), pp. 197-205.
|Authors||Dawkins, L. and Powell, J.|
Rationale: Smoking abstinence can result in decreased affective reactions to positively valenced stimuli and this can be reversed via smoking. Given their shared ability to trigger nucleus accumbens dopamine release, a priming dose of alcohol may likewise augment positive affective responses during abstinence. Objectives: To replicate our previous finding that compared to satiation, abstinence from smoking will be associated with decreased ‘happiness’ responses to positively valenced film clips (study 1); and to explore whether a priming dose of alcohol can substitute for nicotine by concomitantly enhancing such responses (study 2). In both studies ‘sadness’ responses to negatively valenced clips were also included.
|Keywords||smoking; nicotine; alcohol; astinence|
|Journal citation||216 (2), pp. 197-205|
|Accepted author manuscript|
|Web address (URL)||http://hdl.handle.net/10552/1346|
|16 Feb 2011|
|Publication process dates|
|Deposited||18 Nov 2011|
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