Psychopharmacology Maastricht

The psychopharmacology department at Maastricht University focuses on the cognitive, behavioral, and biological effects of various substances, ranging from pharmaceutical to recreational drugs.

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NEW paper out by Eline Haijen on trait mindfulness and personality characteristics in a microdosing ADHD

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Read about our new microdosing for ADHD study!

Congratulations to Eline Haijen on her newly published study on mindfulness and personality characteristics in a microdosing ADHD sample

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We're always conducting research in our department and we're frequently looking for participants to be a part of science! If you're interested, look at the studies that we are currently conductings.

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Meet our Department!

The scientists in our lab come from many countries and backgrounds, all with highly unique research abilities. Come meet the people that make up the Psychopharmacology Department.

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Dr. Natasha Mason

Psychedelics, Neuroadaptations, Plasticity

My research is driven by my desire to find effective treatments for psychiatric disorders, particularly anxiety, depression, and post-traumatic stress disorder.

Dr. Peter van Ruitenbeek

Dopamine, Neuroimaging

My name is Dr. Peter van Ruitenbeek and I work as an assistant professor. That means I teach and do research at the faculty of psychology and neuroscience.

Dr. Pim Heckman

Dopamine, Nucleotide Signaling, Sleep

My academic training and research experience have provided me with an excellent background in multiple psychological disciplines including neurobiology, neuropsychology, and neuropsychopharmacology.

Zeus Tipado, MSc

Perception, DMT, XR/VR

My neuroscience research is focused on perceptual experiences of psychedelics, specifically visual experiences while under DMT.

Dr. Malin Vedøy Uthaug

Ayahuasca, 5-MeO-DMT, Consciousness

I am an altered states of consciousness researcher from Norway and one of the world leading experts on 5-MeO-DMT.

Dr. Lilian Kloft

Drugs, Cognition, False Memory

I am a postdoctoral researcher in the fields of psychopharmacology and forensic psychology with an international education from various high-class universities.

Dr. Eef Theunissen

Synthetic Cannabinoids, Drugs and Driving, Cognition

I began my Ph.D. journey in 2001 at the Faculty of Psychology at the University of Maastricht. My research focused on investigating the sedating and stimulating effects of antihistamines, with a particular emphasis on their...

Dr. Kim Kuypers

Microdosing, Cognition, Nutrition

My research focuses on the neurobiology of flexible cognition, empathy, and well-being.

Mauro Cavarra, MSc

Psychedelic-Assisted Psychotherapy, Psychosomatics, Chronic Pain

I am a psychotherapist, hypnotherapist and clinical trainer interested in understanding the connection between mind and body. At the Department I work in research projects that explore the potential of psychedelic therapies in the treatment...

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