Ayahuasca, the quintessential Amazonian psychedelic brew, harbors a complex pharmacology that Jordi Riba helped disentangle.
Jordi Riba Serrano PhD, a Spanish trailblazer in the resurgence of psychedelic science, passed away in August 2020 at the age of 51. His important contributions toward understanding the pharmacology of ayahuasca and other psychedelics will remain.
The “psychedelic drug” label appears to define a clear-cut category. However, there are lesser-known research chemicals that depict more diffuse boundaries in this classification.