Thinking high : the impact of cannabis on human cognition

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Thinking high : the impact of cannabis on human cognition

Type: Doctoral Thesis
Title: Thinking high : the impact of cannabis on human cognition
Author: Kowal, M.A.
Issue Date: 2016-10-06
Keywords: Cannabinoids
Creativity
Error monitoring
Dopamine
Abstract: 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.
Promotor: Supervisor: B. Hommel Co-Supervisor: H. van Steenbergen
Faculty: Soical and Behavioural Sciences
University: Leiden
Uri: urn:isbn:9789462993709
Handle: http://hdl.handle.net/1887/43447
 

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