Information processing speed in ecstasy (MDMA) users.

  title={Information processing speed in ecstasy (MDMA) users.},
  author={Michelle Wareing and John E. Fisk and Catharine Montgomery and Philip N. Murphy and Martin D Chandler},
  journal={Human psychopharmacology},
  volume={22 2},
Previous research draws parallels between ecstasy-related and age-related deficits in cognitive functioning. Age-related impairments in working memory have been attributed to a slow down in information processing speed. The present study compared 29 current ecstasy users, 10 previous users and 46 non-users on two tests measuring information processing speed and a computation span task measuring working memory. Results showed that ecstasy users performed worse than non-ecstasy users in the… CONTINUE READING

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