Dartmouth Events

Psychological and Brain Sciences Colloquium

Wolford Lecturer, Robin Carhart-Harris, PhD, Imperial College London

Thursday, January 30, 2020
3:00pm – 4:00pm
Filene Auditorium, Moore Building
Intended Audience(s): Public
Categories: Lectures & Seminars

Please join us in Moore Filene Auditorium (note: new location) on Thursday, January 30, 2020, at 3 p.m., as our Wolford Lecturer, Robin Carhart-Harris, Head of the Centre for Psychedelic Research, Division of Brain Sciences and Faculty of Medicine at Imperial College London, presents "Psychedelics: Therapeutic Mechanisms."

Abstract: The talk takes a multi-level approach to the question of how psychedelics work in the brain. Key themes include: the pharmacology of classic serotonergic psychedelics, what this tells us about the function and evolutionary purpose of the serotonin 2A receptor, the acute brain effects of psychedelics as determined by functional brain imaging, the entropic brain hypothesis, current evidence for psychedelic therapy, the new 'REBUS' hierarchical predictive processing model of the action of psychedelics, and how this maps on to the phenomenology of the acute psychedelic experience and therapeutic outcomes. 

A reception will follow outside of Moore 202.

For more information, contact:
Michelle Powers

Events are free and open to the public unless otherwise noted.