Pim R.A. Heckman, Ph.D. and assistant professor at Maastricht University, as part of a team investigating sleep deprivation and its effects on memory, has recently published a new article suggesting that memories apparently lost because of sleep deprivation are still maintained and can potentially be accessed. Through a combination of optogenetic techniques and the administration… Continue reading Bringing back lost memories
How does 2C-B compare to psilocybin and placebo regarding subjective effects, mood and cognition?
2C-B is a hallucinogenic phenethylamine derived from mescaline. First made by the grand wizard of psychedelic biochemistry Sasha Shulgin in 1974, 2C-B became his favourite of the "magical-half dozen" of substituted phenethylamines. Published in his seminal book PIHKAL, 2C-B promptly reached the wider world of recreational users. However, despite being the most popular 2C-X compound… Continue reading How does 2C-B compare to psilocybin and placebo regarding subjective effects, mood and cognition?
Kim P.C. Kuypers on DOCS
Our very own Prof. Kim Kuypers talks about the psychedelic research carried out at our department for DOCS! Click on the link to listen to the Trip Generation episode (in Dutch).
Ageing super brains
A surprising find by our departments' Peter van Ruitenbeek and Kim Kuypers! In their study, the presumed compensatory increases in neural activity in older adults did not "max out" at high task complexity levels, which contradicts the CRUNCH hypothesis. https://academic.oup.com/cercor/advance-article/doi/10.1093/cercor/bhac514/6966055?login=true
Cannabis containing equivalent concentrations of delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and cannabidiol (CBD) induces less state anxiety than THC-dominant cannabis
Can the cannabinoid CBD counteract the anxiety inducing effects of its psychoactive cousin THC? Turns out it depends on how anxious you feel before smoking up! Read about it in the recent publication by our colleague Dr. Nadia Hutten et al.: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC9584997/