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Effect of Cannabidiol (CBD) and Δ9-Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) on Driving Performance

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

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Maastricht will host the coming European Behavioral Pharmacology Society Meeting, July 2021

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

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Remembering Jordi Riba – a pioneer in ayahuasca research

We are deeply saddened by the loss of pharmacologist dr. Jordi Riba, probably the most prominent psychedelic researcher in Catalunya and Spain, and a true pioneer in the biomedical study of ayahuasca. Jordi was a true explorer who conducted his scientific quest for discovery and information in the same way 15th-century discoverers explored territories on… Continue reading Remembering Jordi Riba – a pioneer in ayahuasca research

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Prospective Examination of Synthetic 5-methoxy-N,N-dimethyltryptamine Inhalation

Ongoing research from our group, presented at Breaking Convention 2019: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=URSqxFocaas   5-methoxy-N,N-dimethyltryptamine (5-MeO-DMT) is a psychotropic substance found in various plant as well as animal species, and can also be synthetically produced. Despite the use of 5-MeO-DMT by people in naturalistic settings, current scientific knowledge on the effects of 5-MeO-DMT in humans are relatively… Continue reading Prospective Examination of Synthetic 5-methoxy-N,N-dimethyltryptamine Inhalation

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(Sub-)Acute Effects of Psilocybin on Creativity, Empathy and Satisfaction with Life

Ongoing research from our group, presented at Breaking Convention 2019: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KEGJWxH-jYs Creative thinking and empathy are crucial for everyday interactions and subjective well-being. This is emphasised by studies showing a reduction in these skills in populations where social interaction and subjective well-being is significantly compromised (e.g. depression). Anecdotal reports and recent studies suggest a single… Continue reading (Sub-)Acute Effects of Psilocybin on Creativity, Empathy and Satisfaction with Life