Robin Carhart-Harris / Ph.D., Neuroscientist, Imperial College

Lørdag den 16. september • 10:30 – 11:00

Robin Carhart-Harris has a degree in Psychology, MA in Psychoanalysis and PhD in the field of Psychopharmacology. He moved to Imperial College London in 2009, where he has worked for the last 6 years on the brain effects of LSD, psilocybin (magic mushrooms) and MDMA, conducting some of the first brain imaging studies of these drugs. Most recently he has been running a clinical trial looking at the potential of psilocybin to treat depression.

Abstract:
“This talk will discuss the action of different serotonergic psychedelic drugs on the human brain as determined by functional brain imaging. It will also present data from a recent clinical trial assessing psilocybin for treatment-resistant depression and propose a psychological and neurobiological mechanism through which the treatment may act.”