Specific attentional dysfunction in adults following early start of cannabis use

@article{Ehrenreich1999SpecificAD,
  title={Specific attentional dysfunction in adults following early start of cannabis use},
  author={Hannelore Ehrenreich and Thomas Rinn and Hanns Jorgen Kunert and Manfred R. Moeller and Wolfgang Poser and Lothar Schilling and Gerd Gigerenzer and Margret R. Hoehe},
  journal={Psychopharmacology},
  year={1999},
  volume={142},
  pages={295-301}
}
Rationale and objective: The present study tested the hypothesis that chronic interference by cannabis with endogenous cannabinoid systems during peripubertal development causes specific and persistent brain alterations in humans. As an index of cannabinoid action, visual scanning, along with other attentional functions, was chosen. Visual scanning undergoes a major maturation process around age 12–15 years and, in addition, the visual system is known to react specifically and sensitively to… CONTINUE READING
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