Cognition and Addiction - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780128152980

Cognition and Addiction

1st Edition

A Researcher’s Guide from Mechanisms Towards Interventions

Editors: Antonio Verdejo García
Hardcover ISBN: 9780128152980
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 26th September 2019
Page Count: 442
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Cognition and Addiction: A Researcher’s Guide from Mechanisms Towards Interventions provides researchers with a guide to recent cognitive neuroscience advances in addiction theory, phenotyping, treatments and new vistas, including both substance and behavioral addictions. This book focuses on “what to know” and “how to apply” information, prioritizing novel principles and delineating cutting-edge assessment, phenotyping and treatment tools. Written by world renowned researcher Antonio Verdejo-Garcia, this resource will become a go-to guide for researchers in the field of cognitive neuroscience and addiction.

Key Features

  • Examines cognitive neuroscience advances in addiction theory, including both substance and behavioral addictions
  • Discusses primary principles of cutting-edge assessment, phenotyping and treatment tools
  • Includes detailed chapters on neuro-epidemiology and genetic imaging


Researchers in cognitive neuroscience, psychology and related fields. Advanced students and physicians

Table of Contents

1. Cognition – the interface between nature and nurture in addiction
2. From impulses to compulsions
3. Dual models of addiction
4. Decision-making in addiction
5. Social cognition in addiction
6. A neurocognitive model of addiction comorbidities

7. Alcohol and tobacco
8. Marijuana and cannabinoids
9. Stimulants
10. Opiates
11. Gambling
12. Internet and other disruptive technologies

13. Cognitive Bias Modification
14. Working Memory Training
15. Inhibitory Control Training
16. Goal Management Training
17. Brain Stimulation
18. Cognitive Enhancers

Section 4: NEW VISTAS
19. Population neuroscience in addiction
20. Neuro-epidemiology
21. Big data
22. Modeling addiction recovery
23. Clinical translation and implementation science for novel cognitive interventions
24. Synergistic opportunities in combined interventions


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About the Editor

Antonio Verdejo García

Antonio Verdejo-García has a PhD in Psychology (Addiction Neuropsychology, University of Granada, 2006) and a Masters in Psychological and Biomedical Aspect of Health and Illness (University of Granada, 2002). After his PhD, he continued specialised training in addiction neuroscience in highly prestigious research centres: Johns Hopkins Medical Institute (Neurology), IMIM-Hospital del Mar (Pharmacology) and the University of Cambridge (Behavioural and Clinical Neuroscience Institute). Currently, Antonio Verdejo-García is an Australian Medical Research Future Fund Fellow and holds a Full Professor–Research appointment at the Turner Institute for Brain and Mental Health (Monash University), where he is the Deputy Lead of the Addiction and Mental Health Program. He also holds honorary appointments at Turning Point, Australia’s leading national addiction treatment and research centre, and the University of Granada, and he is the Chair of the Neuroscience Interest Group of the International Society of Addiction Medicine. Professor Verdejo-García has led numerous studies on the cognitive and neural substrates of substance and behavioural addictions, and new cognitive training and remediation interventions for treating substance use disorders. He is internationally recognised as an expert in this field, as evinced by several international Editorial Board positions including top-ranked addiction journals. He has published more than 200 peer-reviewed articles, and his work has attracted over 10,000 citations and has been translated into clinical trials of neurocognitive interventions and policy recommendations regarding application of neuroscience principles for the prevention and treatment of addictions.

Affiliations and Expertise

Turner Institute for Brain and Mental Health, Addiction and Mental Health Program, School of Psychological Sciences, Monash University, Clayton, Victoria, Australia

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