Time: 7-9 p.m., Wednesday, October 10th
Location: Armenise Amphitheater at Harvard Medical School, 200 Longwood Avenue, Boston (link to directions)
Speakers: Jess Kanwal, Matthew Smith, and Kyobi Skutt-Kakaria
For at least 7,000 years, humans around the world have chosen to ingest plants and fungi containing psychedelic compounds. In the modern era, scientists are learning more about how psychedelics alter the function of our brains. In this lecture, we will examine the modern history of research into psychedelic drugs, our current understanding of the neural mechanisms underlying both the short- and long-term effects of these drugs, and the exciting future these drugs may play in restoring healthy brain function.