2014 Annual Meeting of the
International Society for Research on Impulsivity


The International Society for Research on Impulsivity (InSRI) held its Annual Meeting on
Thursday 24th July 2014, as a one-day satellite symposium to the British Association for Psychopharmacology
Summer Meeting in Cambridge, UK.

The meeting featured three sessions, on Risk-taking and Impulsivity, Impulsivity and Compulsivity, and Boosting Impulse Control.

Risk-taking and Impulsivity - Chaired by Dr. Luke Clark

  • Professor Matthias Brand (University of Duisberg-Essen): The interaction of emotional and cognitive influences on risk-taking
  • Professor Dai Stephens (University of Sussex): Binge patterns of ethanol exposure during adolescence: Double dissociation of effects on motor and choice impulsivity
  • Dr Sylvie Granon (Université d'Orsay, France): Impulsivity, gambling, and social interaction in mice
  • Professor Matt Field (University of Liverpool) Relationships between impulsivity and alcohol involvement in adolescents
  • Dr Robert Whelan (Trinity College Dublin): What can big data tell us about impulsivity and risk-taking?  

Impulsivity and Compulsivity - Chaired by Dr. Valerie Voon

  • Professor Celeste Napier (Rush University, Chicago): Influences of dopaminergic tone on delayed and probabilistic discounting in rats
  • Dr David Belin (University of Poitiers / University of Cambridge): Inter-individual differences in the intrastriatal shifts mediating habitual and compulsive behaviours: Focus on impulsivity
  • Dr Claire Gillan (NYU): The habit hypothesis of OCD: Behavioral experiments and functional brain imaging
  • Professor Andrew Lawrence (University of Cardiff): Neural and neurochemical correlates of impulsivity in health and Parkinson's disease

Boosting Impulse Control - Chaired by Dr. David Belin

  • Professor Gerry Moeller (Virginia Commonwealth University): Impulsivity and cue reactivity as treatment targets in cocaine addiction
  • Professor Frederick Verbruggen (University of Exeter): Proactive control and gambling
  • Professor Matt Field (University of Liverpool): Effects of inhibition training on alcohol intake in problem drinkers
  • Dr Molly Crockett (University of Oxford ): Neural mechanisms of precommitment
  • Dr Lianne Schmaal (Amsterdam Medical Centre): Pharmacological modulation of functional connectivity and impulsivity in alcohol dependent patients


Final Programme



Travel Awardees - Chaired by Dr. David Belin

  • Rachel Adams
  • Paula Banca
  • Claire Gillan
  • Sarah Isherwood
  • Laurel Morris
  • Sandra Sanchez-Roige
  • Jane Scott
  • Stephanie Tedford
  • Eileen Wehmann

Organising Committee: Luke Clark, Valerie Voon, David Belin

International Committee: Marc Potenza, F. Gerard Moeller, Charles Mathias