Leor Roseman / M.Sc.

Psilocybin-Assisted Therapy – Neural Changes and the Relationship Between the Acute Peak Experience and Clinical Outcomes

Leor Roseman, M.Sc., studied Neuroscience at Tel Aviv University. Since June 2013, he is a Ph.D. student in neuroscience in the Beckley-Imperial Research Program under the supervision of Prof. David Nutt and Dr. Robin Carhart-Harris. Leor specializes in fMRI analysis techniques and his main research focus is neural correlates of psychedelic visual imagery and psilocybin-assisted therapy for treatment resistant depression.

Abstract:
“Amygdala reactivity to emotional faces (positive and negative) increased 1-day after psilocybin-assisted therapy. Anti-depressants usually show reduction in amygdala response and this difference will be discussed. Furthermore, the relationship between the acute psilocybin induced peak/mystical experience and long-term clinical outcomes will be discussed.”