The Centre for Human Psychopharmacology conducts world-leading research exploring the cognitive and mood effects of natural substances, pharmaceuticals, recreational drugs and dietary interventions across the human lifespan.
We aim to understand the fundamental aspects of neurocognitive change and to use methodologies of applied human psychopharmacology to enhance human cognition, behaviour and emotion.
We also strive to educate the public on the efficacy and safety of natural medicine and recreational drugs on the brain.
Our research focus
We address five key areas of research:
- natural substances for cognition and mood enhancement
- pharmaceutical and natural treatments for neurocognitive ageing
- the immediate and long-term effects of recreational and prescription drugs on the brain
- the impact of recreational and perscription drugs on applied behaviours such as driving
- the effects of anesthetics and other psychoactive compounds on human brain dynamics.