Martin Hansen

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2,5-Dimethoxyphenethylamines and their N-benzylated derivatives are potent 5-HT2A agonists with psychedelic effects in humans. The N-benzylated derivatives are among the most selective 5-HT2A agonists currently available and their usage as biochemical and brain imaging tools is increasing, yet very little is known about the relationships between the(More)
Based on the structure of the superpotent 5-HT(2A) agonist 2-(4-bromo-2,5-dimethoxyphenyl)-N-[(2-methoxyphenyl)methyl]ethanamine, which consists of a ring-substituted phenethylamine skeleton modified with an N-benzyl group, we designed and synthesized a small library of constrained analogues to identify the optimal arrangement of the pharmacophoric elements(More)
This paper describes the application of a quantitative psychoacoustical signal preprocessing model for objective speech quality measurement. The preprocessing is applied to transform the original and the distorted speech signal to an internal representation which is thought of as the information that is accessible to higher neural stages of perception. From(More)
N-Benzyl substitution of 5-HT2A receptor agonists of the phenethylamine structural class of psychedelics (such as 4-bromo-2,5-dimethoxyphenethylamine, often referred to as 2C-B) confer a significant increase in binding affinity as well as functional activity of the receptor. We have prepared a series of 48 compounds with structural variations in both the(More)
PURPOSE Positron emission tomography (PET) imaging of serotonin 2A (5-HT(2A)) receptors with agonist tracers holds promise for the selective labelling of 5-HT(2A) receptors in their high-affinity state. We have previously validated [(11)C]Cimbi-5 and found that it is a 5-HT(2A) receptor agonist PET tracer. In an attempt to further optimize the(More)
2-([2-(4-cyano-2,5-dimethoxyphenyl)ethylamino]methyl)phenol (25CN-NBOH) is structurally similar to N-benzyl substituted phenethylamine hallucinogens currently emerging as drugs of abuse. 25CN-NBOH exhibits dramatic selectivity for 5-HT2A receptors in vitro, but has not been behaviorally characterized. 25CN-NBOH was compared to the traditional phenethylamine(More)
UNLABELLED PET brain imaging of the serotonin 2A (5-hydroxytryptamine 2A, or 5-HT(2A)) receptor has been widely used in clinical studies, and currently, several well-validated radiolabeled antagonist tracers are used for in vivo imaging of the cerebral 5-HT(2A) receptor. Access to 5-HT(2A) receptor agonist PET tracers would, however, enable imaging of the(More)
The present w ork concerns a system aimed at enhancing a target talker under varying signal conditions based on the use of several dierent t ypes of information or \cues". Toward this end, an architecture designed to combine separately operating estimators is described and evaluated. The architecture is currently implemented using spatial-and(More)
In this thesis, an objective prediction method for the transmission quality of low-bit rate speech coding algorithms is described. A quantitative processing model of the auditory system is employed to objectively measure the perceptually relevant deviations between the coded, distorted signal and the corresponding reference signal. The inherent parameters(More)