MDMA and brain activity during neurocognitive performance: An overview of neuroimaging studies with abstinent ‘Ecstasy’ users

@article{Roberts2018MDMAAB,
  title={MDMA and brain activity during neurocognitive performance: An overview of neuroimaging studies with abstinent ‘Ecstasy’ users},
  author={Carl A Roberts and Boris B. Quednow and Catharine Montgomery and Andrew C. Parrott},
  journal={Neuroscience & Biobehavioral Reviews},
  year={2018},
  volume={84},
  pages={470-482}
}
MDMA/Ecstasy has had a resurgence in popularity, with recent supplies comprising higher strength MDMA, potentially leading to increased drug-related harm. Neurocognitive problems have been widely reported in ecstasy users, equally some studies report null findings, and it remains unclear which factors underlie the development of neurocognitive impairments. This review covers the empirical research into brain activity during neurocognitive performance, using fMRI, fNIRS, and EEG. Our main… CONTINUE READING

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