“We are particularly interested in smoking because nicotine has widespread effects on the brain, including effects on cognition and, importantly, one’s sensitivity to both drug and non-drug awards,” he said. “Knowing more about how these processes interact is important to better understand the decisions people make after exposure to nicotine, such as choosing whether or not to continue smoking after a quit attempt, and thus can help inform smoking cessation strategies.”

Penn State researchers report nicotine withdrawal may blunt working memory and cognitive processing.

Sorgente: Nicotine Withdrawal Affects the Brain’s Cognitive System – Neuroscience News


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