Rigorous science done transparently
The science of psychedelic microdosing
Microdosing is more popular than ever, but we still don’t really understand how it works and what it does. There has been a recent groundswell of journalism on the topic, but there is almost no scientific evidence for the effects of this practice. We are preparing a study that will measure the empirical effects of microdosing. Our design will be a double-blind placebo-controlled crossover washout trial. We aim to have 100 participants in our first study.
We have published some of the first academic research on psychedelic microdosing. Click on the publication link at the top of the page or on the document icon to the left to check them out. You can also scroll down to find media covering our research.
Co-Founder and Director
Rotem is a Psychology PhD student in David Shore's lab at McMaster University. His main research interests are sustained attention, emotional regulation, and creativity, all of which may be affected by psychedelics. Rotem is passionate about establishing a rigorous framework for the study of psychedelics using the principles of Open Science. His clinical interests include disorders amenable to psychedelic psychotherapy, including mood disorders and OCD.
Co-Founder and Director
Thomas Anderson is a PhD Candidate studying Cognitive Neuroscience at the University of Toronto (Toronto, Canada). Thomas is a strong proponent of open science and publicly communicating scientific findings. He has shared our research findings and presentations on ResearchGate and keeps an active account on Reddit to communicate about this research with the public.
Emily Kulpa, Pharm.D. is a licensed clinical pharmacist with a background in medication therapy management focused on optimizing therapeutic outcomes. She is the Director of Medical Health Screening at Synthesis, a legal, medically supervised, psilocybin retreat centre for professionals to experience personal growth, emotional breakthroughs, and spiritual development.
Digital Content Coordinator
Joya Halls has over two decades of experience working in health care, cannabis and psychedelics. With educational training in health sciences, nursing, pharmacy, and cannabinoid medicine, Joya rounds out her portfolio with extensive experience working in medical cannabis and as a consultant in the psychedelic industry. A particular focus in her career has been working with those with dependency issues, mental health concerns and chronic pain disorders. Joya dedicates her time to helping others as a patient advocate and by volunteering for groups in the cannabis and psychedelics space.