Self-related neural response to tailored smoking-cessation messages predicts quitting. Academic Article uri icon


  • 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.

published proceedings

  • Nat Neurosci

altmetric score

  • 21.87

author list (cited authors)

  • Chua, H. F., Ho, S. S., Jasinska, A. J., Polk, T. A., Welsh, R. C., Liberzon, I., & Strecher, V. J.

citation count

  • 154

complete list of authors

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

publication date

  • April 2011