Mind & Matter
Mind & Matter
Jul 19, 2023
Psychedelics, Metaplasticity, Critical Periods, Social Learning, Psilocybin, LSD, MDMA, Ketamine, Ibogaine & Neuroscience | Gül Dölen | #121

Nick talks to Gül Dölen, MD, PhD., a neuroscientist at Johns Hopkins University whose lab studies social behavior, synaptic plasticity, psychedelics & evolution. They discuss: What drugs like LSD, psilocybin, ketamine, MDMA, and ibogaine have in common in terms of their molecular effects in the brain; why Dr. Gül Dölen believes all of these drugs can be described as "psychedelics"; the relationship between psychedelics and neuroplasticity vs. metaplasticity; how addictive drugs are similar to and different from psychedelics; social reward learning in rodents & critical periods of plasticity; the subjective effects of psychedelics; novel psychedelic drug development; human social behavior, mental health, and psychiatry; and more.

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