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Deficits of long-term memory in ecstasy users are related to cognitive complexity of the task

Brown, John; McKone, Elinor; Ward, Jeffrey

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Rationale: Despite animal evidence that methylenedioxymethamphetamine (ecstasy) causes lasting damage in brain regions related to long-term memory, results regarding human memory performance have been variable. This variability may reflect the cognitive complexity of the memory tasks. However, previous studies have tested only a limited range of cognitive complexity. Furthermore, comparisons across different studies are made difficult by regional variations in ecstasy composition and patterns...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2010
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/29114
Source: Psychopharmacology
DOI: 10.1007/s00213-009-1766-2

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