Krönke KM, M Wolff, H Mohr, A Kräplin, MN Smolka,G Bühringer, T Goschke
Cogn Affect Behav Neurosci. 2018 Apr 13.
Despite their immense relevance, the neurocognitive mechanisms underlying real-life self-control failures (SCFs) are insufficiently understood. Whereas previous studies have shown that SCFs were associated with decreased activity in the right inferior frontal gyrus (rIFG; a region involved in cognitive control), here we consider the possibility that the reduced implementation of cognitive control in individuals with low self-control may be due to impaired performance monitoring.