Experimentally induced chocolate craving leads to an attentional bias in increased distraction but not in speeded detection

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In the present Study, the causal influence of chocolate craving on attentional bias for chocolate-related information was examined by experimentally inducing chocolate craving in a sample of high trait chocolate cravers vs. low trait chocolate cravers. A sample of 35 high trait chocoholics and 33 low trait chocolate cravers were randomly assigned to either the exposure condition in which craving was manipulated or the non-exposure condition. To measure attentional bias, a pictorial version of the visual search paradigm [Smeets, E., Roefs, A., van Furth, E.,
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)370-375
Issue number53
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2009

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