Human Neuropsychopharmacology

Main lines of research

General Neuropsychopharmacology

  • Pharmacological modulation of the different neurotransmission systems to study the role of these systems in advanced cognitive functions (executive control) and emotions.

Neuropsychopharmacology of Abused Substances

  • Effects on the central nervous system of psychodysleptic drugs such as ayahuasca, salvinorin A, dimethyltryptamine and THC.
  • Assessment of the impact of long-term drug use on brain function (fMRI) and structure (VBM, DTI).


  • Consolidate and extend existing research lines through possible cooperation agreements with other groups and according to internal growth.
  • Obtain emerging-group recognition.
  • Obtain stable funding and supporting technical staff.
  • Communicate activities.
  • Maintain existing external cooperation agreements.
  • Establish new cooperation agreements within HSCSP RI.

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