XTC makes only stupid if you believe it

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  1. fishinabottle

    fishinabottle Silver Member

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    The effects of stereotype threat on cognitive function in ecstasy users.
    Cole JC, Michailidou K, Jerome L, Sumnall HR.

    Psychology Department, Liverpool University, Liverpool, UK. [email protected]

    Stereotype threat occurs when individuals, believed to be intellectually inferior, perform badly on cognitive tests they perceive to confirm stereotypes about them. Due to the wide media coverage of studies purporting to show cognitive deficits in ecstasy users it is possible that they experience stereotype threat. This study tested ecstasy and non-ecstasy using polysubstance misusers on a variety of cognitive tests after they had been exposed to stereotype threat. This priming consisted of exposing them to information about the long-term effects of ecstasy which either stated that ecstasy caused memory loss or that it did not. Ecstasy users that had been primed that ecstasy did not cause cognitive deficits performed better than the other three groups on the delayed portion of the prose recall task from the Rivermead Behavioural Memory Test battery. There were no other statistically significant differences between any of the groups on any of the other cognitive tests used. This suggests that stereotype threat exists in ecstasy users and may be influencing their performance in experiments designed to identify cognitive deficits. In order to prevent this occurring in future studies, experimenters must be careful how they conduct their experiments and discuss their results with the media.

    PMID: 16174670 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]




    Nevertheless, lots of XTC and MJ make you stupid. Not permanently though but.....
     
  2. Jatelka

    Jatelka Psychedelic Shepherdess Platinum Member & Advisor

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  3. Nagognog2

    Nagognog2 Iridium Member

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    I had just written a question on this study, and now I can't get the study back up. Did you steal this? I'll try again...

    Aside from the possible obvious answer of why those on MDMA might be pre-occupied with "other things" while being asked to fill in the dots and squares of such a study, was there any other information regards why the participants were tested with Naloxone? What was the reason to be certain they were not on heroin et al? How would being on a narcotic be cheating and/or skew the results? Is this a common measure?


    Still get a Stopped on loading.
     
  4. Akewstick

    Akewstick Silver Member

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    I have never heard people saying that X makes you stupid, it never occured to him, and he's certainly never felt "stupid" on X or after it. So yeah, if You has heard this rumour and actually thinks they're stupid on E, it's all in your head!
     
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    Akewstick Silver Member

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    You can't do that, not even You can do that, you need to read the rules before you get arrested, killed or worse! BANNED!
     
  6. Jatelka

    Jatelka Psychedelic Shepherdess Platinum Member & Advisor

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    @Nag: It loads fine for SWIJ.

    The subjects were not given Naloxone. Naloxone was an option in the drug-use questionnaire to weed out patients who might falsely report their drug use. People who reported Naloxone use were excluded (because they were full of shit)
     
  7. Nagognog2

    Nagognog2 Iridium Member

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    Now it loads! Thanks! Interesting. So it's to screen the nitwits. I get it now - now that I don't get a "Stopped" on the link. I hate Adobe.