Malin Vedøy Uthaug has a background in psychology and is currently a PhD candidate at the department of Neuropsychology and Psychopharmacology (FPN) at Maastricht University. Her doctoral research, supervised by Dr. Jan Ramaekers and Dr. Jordi Riba, centres around the investigation of the effects of Ayahuasca ingested in a naturalistic setting on affect and cognition, in addition to pioneer work on the effects of 5-methoxy-N,N-dimethyltryptamine (5-MeO-DMT) in humans. Outside of her thesis work, Malin is also conducting research on mescaline and holotropic breathwork, is interested in trauma resolution and non-ordinary state psychotherapy (NOSP), and finally, she is also one of the co-founders of the Norwegian Association for Psychedelic Studies.
5-methoxy-N,N-dimethyltryptamine (5-MeO-DMT) is a psychedelic substance which can be synthetically produced, and found in plants, as well as in the secretion of the Incilius Alvarius toad (also known as Bufo Alvarius). Previous research has demonstrated the prospective therapeutic potential of 5-methoxy-N,N-dimethyltryptamine, however more research is warranted. While the common route of administration appears to be vaporization, intramuscular injection is also being used – but in much lower rates. Furthermore, anecdotal reports online have described a poorly understood phenomenon following use […]more details
Mason, N. L., Mischler, E., Uthaug, M. V., & Kuypers, K. P. (2019). Sub-Acute Effects of Psilocybin on Empathy, Creative Thinking, and Subjective Well-Being. Journal of psychoactive drugs, 1-12.
Uthaug, M. V., Lancelotta, R., van Oorsouw, K., Kuypers, K. P. C., Mason, N., Rak, J., … & Páleníček, T. (2019). A single inhalation of vapor from dried toad secretion containing 5-methoxy-N, Ndimethyltryptamine (5-MeO-DMT) in a naturalistic setting is related to sustained enhancement of satisfaction with life, mindfulness-related capacities, and a decrement of psychopathological symptoms. Psychopharmacology, 1-14.
Uthaug, M. V et al.,(2018). Sub-acute and long-term effects of ayahuasca on affect and cognitive thinking style and their association with ego dissolution. Psychopharmacology, 235(10), 2979-2989.
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