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Multiple cognitive and neurobiological mechanisms of alcohol processing

  • Study HIC#:2000027221
  • Last Updated:03/21/2022

This is a research study of the brain, memory, and drinking. Study procedures will include: an intake visit to complete questionnaires, an MRI scan during which you will view pictures and make responses, a visit to the Yale Stress Center to measure your memory for these pictures, and then two weeks of answering smartphone prompts. The main purpose of this study is to understand how different neurocognitive mechanisms can drive drinking behavior.

Visit the Cognitive Neuroscience of Affect, Memories, and Stress (CAMS) Lab and complete our participant form here.

  • Age18 years - 45 years
  • GenderBoth
  • Start Date02/25/2020
  • End Date02/28/2025

Trial Purpose and Description

This is a research study of the brain, memory, and drinking. Study procedures will include: an intake visit to complete questionnaires, an MRI scan during which you will view pictures and make responses, a visit to the Yale Stress Center to measure your memory for these pictures, and then two weeks of answering smartphone prompts. The main purpose of this study is to understand how different neurocognitive mechanisms can drive drinking behavior.

Visit the Cognitive Neuroscience of Affect, Memories, and Stress (CAMS) Lab and complete our participant form here.

Eligibility Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • 18-45 years old
  • Fluent in English
  • BMI between 18-35

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Meet current DSM-V criteria for any severe substance use disorder, excluding caffeine
  • Current significant medical conditions or psychiatric symptoms requiring medication
  • Current use of medications/drugs that interfere with the HPA axis response
  • Peri and post-menopausal women, pregnant or lactating women, and those with hysterectomies
  • Metal in body (for MRI safety)

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