Ms Martine Skumlien


University position

PhD student

Departments

Department of Psychiatry

Email

ms2610@cam.ac.uk

Research Theme

Cognitive and Behavioural Neuroscience

Interests

My research is focused on understanding the association between cannabis use and reward processing, including anhedonia and apathy. I am especially interested in whether adolescents show greater vulnerability to putative harmful effects of cannabis compared with adults.

Most of my PhD data come from the UCL CannTeen study (https://www.ucl.ac.uk/psychopharmacology/trials/cannteen). I use experimental as well as observational designs with methods including surveys, laboratory tasks, and fMRI.

Research Focus

Keywords

Cannabis

Adolescence

fMRI

Reward

Motivation

Clinical conditions

Addiction

Depressive disorders

Equipment

Behavioural analysis

Behavioural analysis

Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)

Neuropsychological testing

Randomised control trials

Collaborators

Cambridge

Barbara Sahakian

Valerie Voon

United Kingdom

Will Lawn

International

Egil Nygaard

Associated News Items


Publications

2022

Lawn W, Mokrysz C, Lees R, Trinci K, Petrilli K, Skumlien M, Borissova A, Ofori S, Bird C, Jones G, Bloomfield MAP, Das RK, Wall MB, Freeman TP, Curran HV (2022), “The CannTeen Study: Cannabis use disorder, depression, anxiety, and psychotic-like symptoms in adolescent and adult cannabis users and age-matched controls” J Psychopharmacol

Skumlien M, Mokrysz C, Freeman TP, Valton V, Wall MB, Bloomfield M, Lees R, Borissova A, Petrilli K, Giugliano M, Clisu D, Langley C, Sahakian BJ, Curran HV, Lawn W (2022), “Anhedonia, apathy, pleasure, and effort-based decision-making in adult and adolescent cannabis users and controls” Int J Neuropsychopharmacol

Skumlien M, Mokrysz C, Freeman TP, Wall MB, Bloomfield M, Lees R, Borissova A, Petrilli K, Carson J, Coughlan T, Ofori S, Langley C, Sahakian BJ, Curran HV, Lawn W (2022), “Neural responses to reward anticipation and feedback in adult and adolescent cannabis users and controls” Neuropsychopharmacoloy 47(11): 1976-1983

2021

Brennen T, Blix I, Nissen A, Holmes EA, Skumlien M, Solberg Ø (2021), “Investigating the frequency of intrusive memories after 24 hours using a visuospatial interference intervention: a follow-up and extension” Eur J Psychotraumatol 12(1)

Skumlien M, Langley C, Lawn W, Voon V, Curran HV, Roiser JP, Sahakian BJ (2021), “The acute and non-acute effects of cannabis on reward processing: A systematic review” Neurosci Biobeh Rev 130: 512-528

Skumlien M, Langley C, Lawn W, Voon V, Sahakian BJ (2021), “Apathy and anhedonia in adult and adolescent cannabis users and controls before and during the COVID-19 pandemic lockdown” Int J Neuropsychopharmacol 24(11): 859-866

2020

Skumlien M, Ibsen IO, Kesmodel US, Nygaard E (2020), “Sex Differences in Early Cognitive Development After Prenatal Exposure to Opioids” J Pediatr Psychol 45(5): 475-485

2018

Skumlien M, Sederevicius D, Fjell AM, Walhovd KB, Westerhausen R (2018), “Paralllel but independent reduction of emotional awareness and corpus callosum connectivity in older age” PLOS ONE 13(12): e0209915