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Applying Novel Technologies and Methods to Inform the Ontology of Self-Regulation: Binge Eating and Smoking

This study aims to examine targets of self-regulatory function among two exemplar populations for which behavior plays a critical role in health outcomes: smokers and individual who binge eat (BED). This is the second phase of a study that aims to identify putative mechanisms of behavior change to develop an overarching "ontology" of self-regulatory processes.

Stanford is currently not accepting patients for this trial.

Lead Sponsor:

Stanford University

Collaborator: National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)

Stanford Investigator(s):


  • Behavioral: Now vs. Later Cue
  • Device: fMRI




Inclusion Criteria:

   - Understand English sufficiently to provide informed consent

   - Right-handed

   - Normal or corrected-to-normal vision and no color blindness

Additional Inclusion Criteria for Smoking sample:

   - Smoke 5 or more tobacco cigarettes/day for past year

   - BMI greater than or equal to 17 and less than 27

Additional Inclusion Criteria for Binge Eating Sample:

   - BMI greater than or equal to 27 and less than 45

   - Weight limit of 350 lbs

   - Non-smoking (defined as no cigarettes in past 12 months-this includes former and never

Exclusion Criteria:

   - Significant medical illness

   - History of mental disorder due to a medical condition

   - Lifetime history of major psychotic disorders (including schizophrenia and bipolar

   - Current use of any medication for psychiatric reasons (including stimulants and mood

Additional Exclusion criteria for Binge Eating Sample:

   - Lost weight in recent past (>10 pounds in past 6 months)

   - Currently in a weight-loss program (e.g., Weight Watchers, Jenny Craig)

   - Currently on a special diet for a serious health condition

Additional Exclusion Criteria for Smoking Sample:

   - Binge eating behavior

Ages Eligible for Study

18 Years - 50 Years

Genders Eligible for Study


Not currently accepting new patients for this trial

Contact Information

Stanford University
School of Medicine
300 Pasteur Drive
Stanford, CA 94305
Russell A Poldrack, PhD
Not Recruiting