Project

Attentional bias and addiction: experimental research using the "Attentional Blink" paradigm

Duration
01 October 2007 → 30 September 2011
Funding
Regional and community funding: Special Research Fund, Research Foundation - Flanders (FWO)
Research disciplines
  • Social sciences
    • Animal experimental and comparative psychology
    • Applied psychology
    • Biological and physiological psychology
    • Clinical and counseling psychology
    • General psychology
    • Human experimental psychology
    • Other psychology and cognitive sciences
  • Medical and health sciences
    • Psychiatry and psychotherapy
    • Psychiatry and psychotherapy
    • Nursing
    • Other paramedical sciences
    • Psychiatry and psychotherapy
Keywords
automatic processes attention addiction
 
Project description

Attention biases seem to play a role in addictive behaviour. Our goal is to examine these attentional biases using the Attentional Blink pradigm. We will focus on psychometric properties of the paradigm, the predictive value the task has for the clinical practice, and different components of attention that van be examined with this task.