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Psychedelics: mechanisms of action and therapeutic potential

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Psychedelic compounds such as psilocybin (magic mushrooms) and DMT (ayahuasca) have been used for hundreds of years by certain cultures and are now being re-investgiated for their therapeutic potential. This talk will address the basic pharmacology of psychedelics, plus their effects on brain dynamics and behaviour. A model is presented on how psychedelics alter brain function to alter mental function and behaviour, and how this may render them therapeutically and experimentally useful.

This talk is part of the Behavioural and Clinical Neuroscience Seminars series.

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