The psychopharmacology department at Maastricht University focuses on the cognitive, behavioral, and biological effects of various substances, ranging from pharmaceutical to recreational drugs
Kratom is a plant, native of Eastern countries, that is popular as a novel psychoactive substance (NPS). Its main compound is mitragynine (MG). The purpose of this study is to asses the physiological and cognitive effects of mitragynine in healthy subjects (phase 1 study). The study consists of 4 test days of ± 7.5 hours… Continue reading Healthy males and females who want to participate in a placebo-controlled study on physiological and cognitive effects of Kratom (mitragynine).
Have you wondered how different #intoxicants affect #memory? Lilian Kloft (@l_kloft) was recently interviewed in the podcast "The history of drugs in society" about her research on drugs and memory! https://historyofdrugsinsociety.podbean.com/e/intoxicants-and-memory-with-lilian-kloft/
A recent study from our group in collaboration with the Lambert Initiative at Sydney University shows that THC-dominant cannabis can cause impairment of on-road driving and cognitive function for up to 4 hours after vaporization. Cannabis that contained CBD only did not affect driving and cognition. Cannabis that contained both THC and CBD produced impairment… Continue reading Effect of Cannabidiol (CBD) and Δ9-Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) on Driving Performance
Maastricht University started a study in the influence cannabis on brain function and is recuiting volunteers to participate. The study consists of 2 test days of about 5 hrs each. During each test day you will receive either cannabis or placebo. Your brain activity will be monitored in an MRI scanner for about 1 hour.… Continue reading Volunteers wanted to participate in brain imaging after vaporizing cannabis
Maastricht University will host the coming biannual meeting of the EBPS in July 2021 (https://www.ebps.org/). We cordially invite you to submit proposals for this exiting meeting. You can submit your proposal via: https://ebps2021.azuleon.org/proposal.php. Be aware: the deadline is coming up fast! Best wishes,Rudy Schreiber, on behalf of the Local Organizing Committee