Deutsch Intern
Department of Psychology (III) - Psychological Methods, Cognition, and Applied Research


Psychopharmacology and oculomotor control

Long-term effects of early THC consumption

In this field of research, we found empirical evidence for the claim that early (around onset of puberty) and regular THC users may suffer from long-term deficits of visual orientation (oculomotor control) later in life. These specific deficits are demonstrated by measuring performance in basic oculomotor tasks. Crucially, these deficits also appear to affect performance in everyday activities that necessitate efficient oculomotor control, such as reading or visual search.


2010[ to top ]
  • Long-term effects of cannabis on oculomotor control in reading Huestegge, L.; Kunert, H. J.; Radach, R. in Psychopharmacology (2010). 209 77–84.
2009[ to top ]
  • Long-term effects of cannabis on oculomotor function in humans Huestegge, L.; Radach, R.; Kunert, H. J. in Journal of Psychopharmacology (2009). 23 714–722.
2006[ to top ]
  • Effekte von chronischem Cannabiskonsum mit frühem age of onset auf okulomotorische Kontrolle und visuelle Informationsverarbeitung/Effects of early chronic THC consumption on oculomotor control and visual information processing Huestegge, Lynn PhD thesis, Electronic dissertation, Universität Bielefeld. (2006).
2002[ to top ]
  • Visual search in long term cannabis users with early age of onset Huestegge, L.; Radach, R.; Kunert, H. J.; Heller, D. in Progress in Brain Research (2002). 140 377–394.