About the book
Response inhibition is a core facet of cognitive (executive or inhibitory) control and among the most well-studied neuropsychological processes in experimental psychopathology, neuroscience, and psychiatry. Response inhibition deficits are implicated across externalizing, internalizing, and thought disorder psychiatric spectra, as well as in acquired and organic neurocognitive disorders (e.g., dementia, post-concussive syndrome, etc.). Impaired response inhibition is thus one of several related neuropsychological constructs (e.g., cognitive inflexibility, executive dysfunction more broadly slowed processing speed) proposed as candidate bio-behavioral indicators of disorder-general susceptibility to neuropsychiatric illness.
This forthcoming volume will provide a multidisciplinary scientific perspective on response inhibition, uniting established experts and promising early-career investigators whose research advances our basic understanding of this construct, its assessment, biological and genetic correlates, maturational trajectories across human development, neurophysiological substrates, constituent subprocesses, as well as its relationships with superordinate cognitive operations, i.e., inhibitory
control, other executive functions, and higher-order mental abilities. Contributing authors will further discuss applied, clinical, and practical implications of response inhibition deficits across neuropsychiatric phenomena with divergent clinical features and presentations, in addition to considering its potential value as an endophenotype or bio-behavioral marker of genetic susceptibility.
Finally, this book will cover current and emerging approaches to intervention, prevention, and remediation of response inhibition deficits in high-risk populations.