Electrophysiological indices of response inhibition in a Go/NoGo task predict self-control in a social context.

Nash, Kyle Andrew; Schiller, Bastian; Gianotti, Lorena; Baumgartner, Thomas; Knoch, Daria (2013). Electrophysiological indices of response inhibition in a Go/NoGo task predict self-control in a social context. PLoS ONE, 8(11), e79462. Public Library of Science 10.1371/journal.pone.0079462

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Recent research demonstrates that response inhibition-a core executive function-may subserve self-regulation and self-control. However, it is unclear whether response inhibition also predicts self-control in the multifaceted, high-level phenomena of social decision-making. Here we examined whether electrophysiological indices of response inhibition would predict self-control in a social context. Electroencephalography was recorded as participants completed a widely used Go/NoGo task (the cued Continuous Performance Test). Participants then interacted with a partner in an economic exchange game that requires self-control. Results demonstrated that greater NoGo-Anteriorization and larger NoGo-P300 peak amplitudes-two established electrophysiological indices of response inhibition-both predicted more self-control in this social game. These findings support continued integration of executive function and self-regulation and help extend prior research into social decision-making processes.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Original Article)

Division/Institute:

07 Faculty of Human Sciences > Institute of Psychology > Social Psychology and Social Neuroscience

UniBE Contributor:

Nash, Kyle Andrew; Gianotti, Lorena; Baumgartner, Thomas and Knoch, Daria

Subjects:

100 Philosophy > 150 Psychology

ISSN:

1932-6203

Publisher:

Public Library of Science

Language:

English

Submitter:

Thomas Baumgartner

Date Deposited:

06 Oct 2014 07:35

Last Modified:

05 Dec 2014 02:57

Publisher DOI:

10.1371/journal.pone.0079462

PubMed ID:

24265773

BORIS DOI:

10.7892/boris.58318

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/58318

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