New study from our group assessed cognitive and subjective effects of a synthetic cannabinoid, JWH-018. Read coverage of the publication from Live Science.
New Rochelle, NY, March 19, 2019—A new study shows that inhaled doses of as little as 2 mg of the synthetic cannabinoid JWH-018 can significantly impair critical thinking and memory, slow reaction times, and increase confusion and dissociation. The results of this placebo controlled, cross-over study are published in Cannabis and Cannabinoid Research, a peer-reviewed… Continue reading Even Low Doses of Synthetic Cannabinoids Can Impair Cognitive Performance
New research from our group provides more evidence that psilocybin, the active ingredient in magic mushrooms, can improve creative thinking, empathy, and subjective well-being. Read more here, here ,and here.
On 15 February Wim will bid farewell to his career at Maastricht University. Prof. Wim Riedel: Drummer, cyclist, pilot and Professor of Experimental Psychopharmacology at the Faculty of Psychology and Neuroscience (FPN). Read more about Wim's career and contribution to psychopharmacology here.
Medical Xpress, 22/01/2019. An international team of researchers has found evidence of dopamine in the brain playing a role in the pleasure people feel when they listen to music. In their paper published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, the group describes experiments they carried out with volunteers who were given a dopamine precursor or antagonist and what they found.