Repeated, Intermittent Δ9-Tetrahydrocannabinol Administration to Rats Impairs Acquisition and Performance of a Test of Visuospatial Divided Attention

@article{Verrico2004RepeatedI,
  title={Repeated, Intermittent Δ9-Tetrahydrocannabinol Administration to Rats Impairs Acquisition and Performance of a Test of Visuospatial Divided Attention},
  author={Christopher D. Verrico and James David Jentsch and Robert H. Roth and Jane Rebecca Taylor},
  journal={Neuropsychopharmacology},
  year={2004},
  volume={29},
  pages={522-529}
}
The residual neuropsychological effects of marijuana abuse in man indicate a dysfunction of the attentional/executive systems. Moreover, experimental investigations suggest that repeated, intermittent (subchronic) Δ9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), the main psychoactive ingredient of marijuana, alters neurotransmission in the frontal cortex of rats and humans, a key neural site mediating attention and executive functions. In the present studies, the acquisition and performance of a test of… CONTINUE READING
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