David Nutt’s talk will outline the research contribution made by brain imaging of psilocybin and LSD under the Beckley-Imperial College research programme to our understanding of how these drugs work in the brain. He will show how these novel findings help underpin research into their therapeutic uses and make a strong case for policy change to allow them to be used much more easily in medical research and treatment.
Dr. Nutt is the Director of the Neuropsychopharmacology Unit in the Division of Brain Sciences at Imperial College, London,Vice-President of the European Brain Council, and chair of the Independent Scientific Committee on Drugs (ISCD). He is the past President of the European College of Neuropsychopharmacology (ECNP), of the British Neuroscience Association and of the British Association of Psychopharmacology. Dr. Nutt is editor of the Journal of Psychopharmacology and author of Drugs without the Hot Air.
Psilocybin for Depression
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