The psychopharmacology department at Maastricht University focuses on the cognitive, behavioral, and biological effects of various substances, ranging from pharmaceutical to recreational drugs
New research from our group, published in PNAS: In a double-blind, randomised, placebo-controlled study, we show that cannabis increased false memory rates using different false memory methods. The findings have significant legal implications. Read coverage of the publication from Live Science: https://www.livescience.com/cannabis-use-linked-to-false-memories.html
@PIM will organize a summer course on psychedelics on July 1-3 in Maastricht, the Netherlands. The course Psychedelic Medicine 2.0 (PM 2.0) is designed around the four large classes of psychedelics and will provide an update about the field of psychedelic medicine based on preclinical and clinical work conducted by researchers worldwide. Participants will be… Continue reading Summer course Psychedelic Medicine 2.0
New publication out now, in which we used an ultra‐high field multimodal brain imaging approach, and showed that in occasional cannabis users, acute THC administration increased striatal glutamate and decreased functional connectivity in the reward system, which were associated with increases in subjective high and decreases in sustained attention. Such changes were absent in chronic… Continue reading Reduced responsiveness of the reward system is associated with tolerance to cannabis impairment in chronic users
We are offering a research intern position for a master student who is interested in the therapeutic effects of cannabis. We will conduct a field study in which we will study impulsivity in cannabis users. Specific activities consist of contacting coffee shops, recruiting participants, collecting data by means of questionnaires and neurocognitive tasks, data management,… Continue reading We are looking for a research intern, for a study on the therapeutic effects of cannabis
Have you taken a psychedelic in the past 6 months? If so, we are asking for your help! We are interested in how the physical environment (setting) in which you took the substance may have impacted your experience. To do this, we have a short (and completely anonymous) survey asking about your experience. For more… Continue reading Have you taken a psychedelic in the past 6 months? If so, we are asking for your help!