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Alterations to global but not local motion processing in long-term ecstasy (MDMA) users

White, Claire; Brown, John; Edwards, Mark


Rationale: Growing evidence indicates that the main psychoactive ingredient in the illegal drug "ecstasy" (methylendioxymethamphetamine) causes reduced activity in the serotonin and gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA) systems in humans. On the basis of substantial serotonin input to the occipital lobe, recent research investigated visual processing in long-term users and found a larger magnitude of the tilt aftereffect, interpreted to reflect broadened orientation tuning bandwidths. Further research...[Show more]

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Date published: 2014
Type: Journal article
Source: Psychopharmacology
DOI: 10.1007/s00213-014-3431-7


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