Autor

Paula Banca

Novelty, Conditioning and Attentional Bias to Sexual Rewards

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PUBLISHED

2016 in Journal of Psychiatric Research, Vol. 72, pp. 91-101

KEY FINDINGS
  • This study shows that compulsive sexual behavior individuals have a dysfunctional enhanced preference for sexual novelty possibly mediated by greater cingulate habituation along with a generalized enhancement of conditioning to rewards.
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Enhanced Attentional Bias towards Sexually Explicit Cues in Individuals With and Without Compulsive Sexual Behaviours

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PUBLISHED

2014 in PLoS ONE 9(8): e105476

KEY FINDINGS
  • This study shows that compared to healthy volunteers, compulsive sexual behavior subjects have enhanced attentional bias to explicit cues but not neutral cues particularly for early stimuli latency...this provides support for an incentive motivation theory of addiction underlying the aberrant response towards sexual cues in compulsive sexual behavior.
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Neural Correlates of Sexual Cue Reactivity in Individuals With and Without Compulsive Sexual Behaviours

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PUBLISHED

2014 in PLoS ONE 9(7): e102419. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0102419

KEY FINDINGS
  • Relative to healthy volunteers, compulsive sexual behavior individuals had greater desire, but similar liking scores in response to the sexually explicit videos; this dissociation between desire or wanting and liking is consistent with theories of incentive motivation underlying CSB as in drug addictions.
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