Early-and-regular cannabis use by youth is associated with alteration in brain circuits that support cognitive control

Date: June 20, 2019

Study Authors: Marilyn Cyr, Gregory Z. Tau, Martine Fontaine, Frances R. Levin, Rachel Marsh.

Source: Elsevier
Summary: The development of neural circuits in youth, at a particularly important time in their lives, can be heavily influenced by external factors — specifically the frequent and regular use of cannabis. A new study reports that alterations in cognitive control — an ensemble of processes by which the mind governs, regulates and guides behaviors, impulses, and decision-making based on goals are directly affected.

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