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Research

 

The WeedTeam researches the influence of psychoactive substances, available from legal and illegal sources in Poland, on the human body and behavior.

Team Activities

Cannabis is one of the most frequently used psychoactive substances around the world. Its popularity has grown in recent years thanks to legalization in some countries and increased use of cannabis in medicine. However, the knowledge concerning the effects of cannabis (in particular residual effects) on the human body and behavior is limited.

The WeedTeam researches neurocognitive functioning in persons engaging in psychoactive substance use, as well as the effects of substance addiction. Currently, the studies focus on the effects of using cannabis.

Research Projects

Current projects

Currently, we are working on the following projects: "Effects of long-term use of cannabis and tobacco on cognitive functions, including psychophysiological correlates".

  • Grant funded by the Regional Initiative of Excellence (RID), duration 2019-2020
  • Grant amount: PLN 180,600
  • Principal Investigator: Associate Professor Aneta Brzezicka

Collaborations

We closely collaborate with:

  • The Institute of Forensic Genetics in Bydgoszcz
  • Dorota Rogowska-Szadkowska, M.D. Ph.D., from the Medical University of Białystok
  • IInternational Institute for Cannabinoids in Ljubljana
  • The Polish Psychedelic Society (PTP) and Social Drug Policy Initiative (SIN)

 

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Team

Head of the WeeTeam

  • mgr Alicja Bińkowska

Team Manager

  • Monika Myśliwiec

Doctoral students

  • mgr Anna Kaszyńska
  • mgr Anastasia Ruban

Students

  • Klaudia Krystecka
  • Piotr Siwik

Collaborators

  • Martyna Bryłka
  • mgr Maciej Gaca (IBD im. M. Nenckiego PAN)
  • Mariszka Gogolewska
  • mgr Sandra Łuczak
  • Sławomir Szostek
  • Jakub Wlazło

Contact

SWPS University
Institute of Psychology
Chodakowska 19/31
03-815 Warsaw

Neurocognitive Research Center
Institute of Psychology
e-mail: ncrc@swps.edu.pl