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Cue fascination: A new vulnerability in drug addiction

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  29 July 2008

John Sarnecki
Affiliation:
Department of Philosophy, University of Toledo, Toledo, OH, 43606-3390
Rebecca Traynor
Affiliation:
Department of Philosophy, University of Toledo, Toledo, OH, 43606-3390
Michael Clune
Affiliation:
Department of English, University of South Florida, Tampa, FL 33620-5550. john.sarnecki@utoledo.eduhttp://homepages.utoledo.edu/jsarnec/index.htmrebecca.traynor@utoledo.edumclune@cas.usf.eduhttp://english.usf.edu/faculty/mclune/

Abstract

Redish et al. propose a constellation of vulnerabilities inherent in the brain's decision-making system. They allow over-attention to cues a minor role in drug addiction. We think this is inadequate. Using the established links among drug cues, dopamine, and novelty, we propose a fuller account of this key feature of addiction, which we call the phenomenon of cue fascination.

Type
Open Peer Commentary
Copyright
Copyright © Cambridge University Press 2008

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