Manuel Ruiz Ph.D is a researcher at the University of Granada in Spain and the University of Leiden in the Netherlands. He works as a cognitive psychology researcher at Leiden University and the Mind, Brain and Behavior Research Center in Granada. He has published in international journals in the topic of human psychopharmacology and he is engaged in research projects funded by the Spanish national government. He is member of the Spanish society of Neuroimaging and ad hoc reviewer of international scientific journals.
His interests are focused on the cognitive impairment caused by the abuse of stimulant drugs, namely cocaine khat and the recent substituted cathinones known as âbath saltsâ