Investigating Autobiographical Memory Impairments in Chronic Heavy Cannabis Users: Methodology and Hypotheses
Devin A*, Schwan R, Laprevote V, Potheegadoo J and Montel S
Department of Psychology, Laboratory APEMAC, University of Metz, EA 4360, EPSaM, Ile du Saulcy, 57000 Metz, France.
- *Corresponding Author:
- Anne-Laure Devin
Psychologist, Ph.D Student
Department of Psychology
Laboratory APEMAC, University of Metz
EA 4360, EPSaM, Ile du Saulcy
57000 Metz, France
E-mail: [email protected]
Received date: February 18, 2015; Accepted date: March 26, 2015; Published date: March 31, 2015
Citation: Devin A, Schwan R, Laprevote V, Potheegadoo J Montel S (2015) Investigating Autobiographical Memory Impairments in Chronic Heavy Cannabis Users: Methodology and Hypotheses. J Alcohol Drug Depend 3:194. doi: 10.4172/2329-6488.1000194
Copyright: © 2015 Anne-Laure D, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
Cannabis is the most consumed illicit substance in industrialized countries, and the French count among the highest users in Europe . Chronic heavy cannabis use (CHCU) is usually associated with a deficit of executive functions  together with impaired working memory , and both these systems are involved in various memory processes, including autobiographical memory (AM) . AM is defined as a set of personal general knowledge and memories of highly specific episodes that an individual accumulates throughout their life. AM is inherent to the construction of self and personal identity, and gives a sense of continuity of the self across time . The model the most widely used to explain AM running is that of Conway and Pleydell-Pearce .