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Ronald F. Mucha, Paul Pauli & Peter Weyers

In: Handbook of Implicit Cognition and Addiction

Chapter 14: Psychophysiology and Implicit Cognition in Drug Use: Significance and Measurement of Motivation for Drug Use with Emphasis on Startle Tests

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Psychophysiology and Implicit Cognition in Drug Use: Significance and Measurement of Motivation for Drug Use with Emphasis on Startle Tests
Psychophysiology and implicit cognition in drug use: Significance and measurement of motivation for drug use with emphasis on startle tests

Abstract: This chapter addresses the rationale and status of psychophysiological measures of motivation for drug intake. A brief overview of different theories of drug intake indicates that physiological correlates of craving and relapse can be used to provide objective information about motivation for drug use. We then review various experimental designs for applying physiological responses to assess motivation for drug intake. Finally, the acoustic blink reflex is presented and described as a multipurpose method for this assessment. Psychophysiological tests may provide tools for the validation of ...

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