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This project has employed a computerized pursuit meter which has a high correlation with operational performance (2) to test the principal antimotion sickness drugs. Proficiency scores on the pursuit meter task were improved over placebo scores in subjects with d-amphetamine 10 mg and 5 mg, the combination of promethazine 25 mg plus scopolamine 0.4 mg with(More)
BACKGROUND Neurophysiological studies of marihuana (THC) often contain uncontrolled confounds [psychiatric diagnoses, polydrug use, central nervous system (CNS)-relevant injury, etc.] that can alter electrophysiological measures. This P50 sensory gating report is part of a larger neurophysiological and neurocognitive investigation of chronic THC exposure(More)
In previous work we demonstrated and replicated a significant association between increased absolute and relative power and interhemispheric coherence of EEG alpha activity over the bilateral frontal-central cortex ("alpha hyperfrontality") in daily marihuana users as contrasted with nonusers. In this report we focused our analyses on subjects who reported(More)
The use of evoked potentials to study CNS effects of marihuana (THC) have produced inconsistent findings. Our previous pilot studies suggested that auditory P300 latencies and amplitudes, auditory P50 and somatosensory P30 amplitudes and brainstem auditory evoked potential latencies were altered in THC users. Because these findings were flawed by(More)
The effect of antimotion sickness drugs on habituation was studied. Subjects were rotated once a day for 5 d to the malaise III end-point after receiving placebo, 1 mg scopolamine, 10 mg d-amphetamine, or the combination of 0.6 mg scopolamine with 5 mg of d-amphetamine. The placebo scores had a Spearman coefficient of correlation of 0.88 with the initial(More)
In two previous studies it was reported that chronic marihuana (THC) use was associated with unique quantitative EEG features which were present in the non-intoxicated state. THC users, as contrasted with controls, had significant elevations of Absolute Power, Relative Power, and Coherence of alpha activity over the bilateral frontal cortex. Furthermore, a(More)
Attempts to use Event Related Potentials, particularly the cognitive or P300 evoked potential, as measures of CNS effects of THC use have been infrequent and have produced inconsistent results. We published a pilot study in which psychiatric patient THC users had significantly prolonged auditory P300 latencies and reduced amplitudes as contrasted with(More)
1. The literature relating to the effects of benzodiazepines in general, and temazepam in particular, on human psychomotor performance as assessed using microcomputer-based testing batteries is surveyed. 2. The adverse effects of central nervous system depressants on performance is an important mediocolegal issue and frequently comes into question in(More)
In two published pilot studies and a controlled replication using screened normals, chronic marihuana (THC) use was associated with a unique topographic quantitative EEG profile, consisting of significant elevations of Absolute and Relative Power and Coherence of alpha activity over the bilateral frontal cortex as well as a significant decrease in alpha(More)
Acknowledgements: I am appreciative of the numerous researchers and members of the American Association of Suicidology who took the time to send materials, and respond to correspondence and phone calls in preparation of this review. I also want to thank colleagues, staff, and volunteer assistants (Ali who assisted in the preparation of and provided feedback(More)