Application of Functional Neuroimaging to Examination of Nicotine Dependence

  • Sean P. David
  • Lawrence H. Sweet
  • Ronald A. Cohen
  • James MacKillop
  • Richard C. Mulligan
  • Raymond Niaura


Functional neuroimaging approaches have advanced the field of nicotine and tobacco research by making it possible to study neurobiological mechanisms associated with behaviors predictive of nicotine dependence severity and smoking cessation. This chapter provides a review of the state of the science intended to provide an introductory guide to investigators interested in the design and conduct of future studies.


Positron Emission Tomography Diffusion Tensor Imaging Nicotine Dependence Ventral Striatum Arterial Spin Label 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Sean P. David
    • 1
    • 2
    • 3
  • Lawrence H. Sweet
  • Ronald A. Cohen
  • James MacKillop
  • Richard C. Mulligan
  • Raymond Niaura
  1. 1.Division of Family & Community Medicine, Department of MedicineStanford University School of MedicineStanfordUSA
  2. 2.Policy, SRI InternationalMenlo ParkUSA
  3. 3.Family Medicine, Alpert Medical School of Brown UniversityProvidenceUSA

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