Comparing the Iowa and Soochow gambling tasks in opiate users

Daniel John Upton, Rebecca Kerestes, Julie C Stout

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The Iowa Gambling Task (IGT) is in many respects the gold standard for demonstrating decision making in drug using groups. However, it is not clear how basic task properties such as the frequency and magnitude of rewards and losses affect choice behavior in drug users and even in healthy players. In this study, we used a variant of the IGT, the Soochow Gambling Task (SGT), to observe choice behavior in opiate users and healthy decision makers in a task where reward frequency is not confounded with the long-term outcome of each alternative.
Original languageEnglish
Article number34
Pages (from-to)1 - 8
Number of pages8
JournalFrontiers in Neuroscience
Publication statusPublished - 2012

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