MedicalResearch.com Interview with:
Dr. Francesca M. Filbey PhD
Program Head, Cognition and Neuroscience PhD
Bert Moore Chair in BrainHealth
MedicalResearch.com: What is the background for this study? What are the main findings?
Response: The cannabis literature has generally focused on changes in brain function when engaged in a task. We were interested in examining whether these differences are present when not engaged in a task (i.e., during resting state) to understand baseline functional organization of the brain. Changes to baseline functional organization may reflect changes in brain networks underlying cognition. We also wanted to investigate whether specific brain waves, as measured by electroencephalography (EEG), are associated with measures of cannabis use, such as craving.