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

Psychedelic-Assisted Psychotherapy

Psychedelic-Assisted Psychotherapy—A Systematic Review of Associated Psychological Interventions

What do we mean when we say Psychedelic-Assisted Psychotherapy (PAP)? While some general guidelines to conduct PAP treatment programs are quite established and agreed upon, the degree of variability within the preparation - drug session - integration model is still very high. Our latest publication collects, compares and analyses the different therapeutic approaches that are… Continue reading Psychedelic-Assisted Psychotherapy—A Systematic Review of Associated Psychological Interventions

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Does stress make us less able to forget?

If you ever blacked out during an exam or lost forgot your lines when speaking in front of an audience, the notion that stress makes us unable to forget appears counterintuitive. But what if we actually try to forget something through active suppression? In that case, it appears that stress is actually preventing us to… Continue reading Does stress make us less able to forget?

Event

Kim Kuypers at 1st Belgian Symposium on Psychedelic Science

On Saturday 25th of June, Kim Kuypers will be speaking at the 1st Belgian Symposium on Psychedelic Science hosted at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel. Her talk will focus on the therapeutic future of the partydrug MDMA and discuss the current knowledge about the therapeutic potential of microdosing with psychedelics. More info: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/belgian-symposium-on-psychedelic-science-tickets-345674460617