Alterations to pre-pulse inhibition (PPI) in chronic cannabis users are secondary to sustained attention deficits

@article{Scholes2009AlterationsTP,
  title={Alterations to pre-pulse inhibition (PPI) in chronic cannabis users are secondary to sustained attention deficits},
  author={Kirsty Elizabeth Scholes and Mathew Thomas Martin-Iverson},
  journal={Psychopharmacology},
  year={2009},
  volume={207},
  pages={469-484}
}
Given the hypothesised association between cannabis use and schizophrenia, and the well documented alterations in pre-pulse inhibition (PPI) that are observed in schizophrenia, it is of interest to examine the effects of cannabis use on PPI. The objective of the study was to use novel methodology for the measurement and characterisation of attentional modulation of PPI, in order to examine the nature of PPI in chronic cannabis users. PPI was measured in 34 chronic cannabis users (who were… CONTINUE READING
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