Thinking High: The impact of cannabis on human cognition
- Thursday 6 October 2016
- Academy Building
2311 GJ Leiden
The research presented in this thesis focused on the effects of cannabis on mental functions and the brain. Specifically, the investigation aimed at exploring how cannabis affects creative thinking, awareness of errors, and the neurotransmitter dopamine among regular cannabis users. It was discovered that cannabis does not improve creativity and that it can decrease error awareness and impair dopaminergic functioning. Consequently, these findings allow for a better understanding of the nature of subtle mental impairments among chronic cannabis users.
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- Prof. B. Hommel
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