Neurocognitive predictors of smoking cessation

AIM: Given that most attempts to quit smoking fail, it is critical to increase knowledge about the mechanisms involved in smoking relapse. Neurocognitive measures, such as event-related potentials (ERPs), may provide novel insights into smoking relapse and resumption. In the current project we investigate the association between
smoking relapse and resumption and ERPs reflecting smoking cue-reactivity (i.e., P300, LPP), inhibitory control (i.e., N2, P3) and error-processing (i.e., ERN, Pe).
Seventy-two smokers started a quit attempt in the week following the laboratory visit. Smoking behavior after the quit attempt was measured at four, eight and twelve weeks.

COLLABORATIONS: Maartje Luijten, Ingmar Franken (Institute of Pyschology, Erasmus University Rotterdam) and Marloes Kleinjan (Trimbos Instituut). Smokers were recruited through collaborations with smoking cessation programs in Maasstad Ziekenhuis, Sint Fransiscus Gasthuis, Havenziekenhuis, IJsseland Ziekenhuis and SPRINK.

Luijten, M.
, Kleinjan, M., Franken, I.H.A. (2016). Event-related potentials reflecting smoking cue-reactivity and cognitive control as predictors of smoking relapse and resumption, Psychopharmacology, 233(15), 2857-2868. PDF

FUNDING: This project was directly funded by the Institute of Pyschology, Erasmus University Rotterdam.