Cannabis and hallucinations: Studies in human subjects

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Abstract

Cannabis is the world's most widely used illicit drug. Although the effects of cannabis on perception are well documented, little is known about their neural basis or how these may contribute to the formation of psychotic symptoms, particularly hallucinations. This chapter examines the relationship between cannabis, psychosis and hallucinations, and describes the small number of studies that have directly examined the effects of cannabis and Δ-9-THC on sensory cortices.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Neuroscience of Hallucinations
PublisherSpringer
Chapter15
Pages279-288
Number of pages10
ISBN (Electronic)9781461441212
ISBN (Print)9781461441205
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2013
Externally publishedYes

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Allen, P., & Winton-Brown, T. T. (2013). Cannabis and hallucinations: Studies in human subjects. In The Neuroscience of Hallucinations (pp. 279-288). Springer. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4614-4121-2_15