EEG Pilot Study of Tasks to Measure Attention in Adolescent Smokers and Nonsmokers

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/149903
Type:
Presentation
Title:
EEG Pilot Study of Tasks to Measure Attention in Adolescent Smokers and Nonsmokers
Abstract:
EEG Pilot Study of Tasks to Measure Attention in Adolescent Smokers and Nonsmokers
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2007
Author:Andersen, J. Susan, PhD, APRN, BC
P.I. Institution Name:Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center
Title:Assistant Professor/Family Nurse Practitioner
[Scientific session research presentation] Adolescence is a developmental period encompassing remarkable hormonal, physiological, and behavioral change. It is also a critical period for brain, psychological and cognitive development. This raises the question of how cigarette smoking impacts the developing brain, both structurally and functionally. The median age for smoking onset is age 13. Research shows the brain continues to develop until the early 20s. Complicating our understanding of the developmental neurobiology of adolescence are sociocultural influences and variability in the age and rate of pubertal development. We do not know how initiating cigarette smoking during adolescence affects the growing brain. Smoking has been related in adult populations to such variables as high levels of hostility, depression, low education levels and low socioeconomic status. Could neural changes due to cigarette smoking explain these relationships? The purpose of this pilot work is to select tasks on which smokers and nonsmokers differ. Electroencephalogram data will be collected on 10 subjects from age 13 to 21 while they perform tasks on a computer. Tasks which identify a difference in EEG data between smokers and nonsmokers will be used in a subsequent functional MRI study. Data analysis will include between and within groups differences, and inferential statistics.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Sigma Theta Tau International

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleEEG Pilot Study of Tasks to Measure Attention in Adolescent Smokers and Nonsmokersen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/149903-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">EEG Pilot Study of Tasks to Measure Attention in Adolescent Smokers and Nonsmokers</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Sigma Theta Tau International</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2007</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Andersen, J. Susan, PhD, APRN, BC</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Assistant Professor/Family Nurse Practitioner</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">susan.andersen@ttuhsc.edu</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">[Scientific session research presentation] Adolescence is a developmental period encompassing remarkable hormonal, physiological, and behavioral change. It is also a critical period for brain, psychological and cognitive development. This raises the question of how cigarette smoking impacts the developing brain, both structurally and functionally. The median age for smoking onset is age 13. Research shows the brain continues to develop until the early 20s. Complicating our understanding of the developmental neurobiology of adolescence are sociocultural influences and variability in the age and rate of pubertal development. We do not know how initiating cigarette smoking during adolescence affects the growing brain. Smoking has been related in adult populations to such variables as high levels of hostility, depression, low education levels and low socioeconomic status. Could neural changes due to cigarette smoking explain these relationships? The purpose of this pilot work is to select tasks on which smokers and nonsmokers differ. Electroencephalogram data will be collected on 10 subjects from age 13 to 21 while they perform tasks on a computer. Tasks which identify a difference in EEG data between smokers and nonsmokers will be used in a subsequent functional MRI study. Data analysis will include between and within groups differences, and inferential statistics.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T10:12:07Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T10:12:07Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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