Self-related neural response to tailored smoking-cessation messages predicts quitting

Hannah Faye Chua, S. Shaun Ho, Agnes J. Jasinska, Thad A. Polk, Robert C. Welsh, Israel Liberzon, Victor J. Strecher

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Tailored health interventions can be more effective in eliciting positive behavior change than generic interventions, but the underlying neural mechanisms are not yet understood. Here, 91 smokers participated in a functional magnetic resonance imaging session and a tailored smoking-cessation program. We found that increases in activation in self-related processing regions, particularly dorsomedial prefrontal cortex, to tailored messages predicted quitting during a 4-month follow-up.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)426-427
Number of pages2
JournalNature Neuroscience
Issue number4
StatePublished - Apr 2011

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Neuroscience(all)


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