Event

Annual Scientific Meeting & Clinical Lab Expo 2022

Dr. Kim Kuypers will be speaking at the Annual Scientific Meeting & Clinical Lab Expo 2022 in Chicago on Monday July 25. Her talk will focus on the effects of psychedelics in full hallucinogenic doses and microdoses on human cognitive performance, empathy and wellbeing: implications for therapeutic applications. The session will consist of three speakers… Continue reading Annual Scientific Meeting & Clinical Lab Expo 2022

Memory, Older adults, Review

Scopolamine vs biperiden as cognitive deficit models: from animal to human research

In a recent review paper by professor Arjan Blokland, the effects of scopolamine and biperiden (and pirenzepine) are compared in animal studies and related to findings in humans. Scopolamine is used as a golden standard to induce memory impairments in animals and man. It has been used to validate new drugs for dementia-related disorders. However,… Continue reading Scopolamine vs biperiden as cognitive deficit models: from animal to human research

Cannabis, NPS

A comparison of acute neurocognitive and psychotomimetic effects of a synthetic cannabinoid and natural cannabis at psychotropic dose equivalence

Since about 20 years, smoking mixtures, such as Spice or K2, have become popular alternatives for cannabis. These smoking mixtures contain synthetic cannabinoids, which are reported to cause more psychological problems and stronger behavioral impairment. However, comparing the effects of synthetic cannabinoids with natural cannabis has been problematic due to the differences in pharmacological properties… Continue reading A comparison of acute neurocognitive and psychotomimetic effects of a synthetic cannabinoid and natural cannabis at psychotropic dose equivalence