Mind Medicine announces study evaluating effects of microdosing LSD

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Psychedelic medicine and biotech company MindMed has announced a randomized placebo-controlled study evaluating the benefits of microdosing lysergic acid diethylamide (LSD). The study will take into account daytime and evening administration of low doses of LSD and its impact on “cognitive performance, sleep quality, mood, neuroplasticity markers, emotion regulation, quality of life and immune system response.” This pharmaceutical company has developed an ‘off-switch’ for LSD trips Forget taking a pill a day. Canada is using psychedelics to revolutionize the way we treat mental health and addiction New study reveals how LSD affects the brain at the molecular level The study will be conducted in collaboration with Dr. Kim Kuypers  of  Maastricht University  in  the Netherlands, an associate professor in the faculty of psychology and neuroscience. Dr. Kuypers’ main goal is “to understand the neurobiology underlying flexible cognition, empathy and well-being,” a ccording to her bio at the university. “I am excited about this new study, which combines a variety of measures ranging from self-reporting and cognitive tasks to health and sleep parameters, bringing us closer to the mechanism of action behind the claimed benefits of microdosing ,” she said. The company will use “digital medicine techniques to expand the measurements enabling us to track and understand cognitive performance, various behavioural variables, productivity and mood indicators, ” according to MindMed’s president and head of clinical, Dr. Miri Halperin Wernli. “We believe that such measurements may offer an efficient way of determining a response loop for better understanding how microdosing can affect the human body, ” said Dr. Halperin Wernli. Last April, while working with the Liechti Laboratory in Switzerland, MindMed announced that it had developed “LSD neutralizer technology ” to shorten and stop LSD trips. The company reported the development after filing a patent application in the U.S. “This discovery, when…

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