The Neuroscience of Psychedelic Substances Intensive Workshop with Nichols and Vollenweider

Monday, April 19, 2010. 9:30 AM to 5:00 PM, with morning, lunch and afternoon breaks (food is not included).

$130, pre-registration is required.

David Nichols, Ph.D. and Franz Vollenweider M.D. will lead an intensive workshop about contemporary research on the cognitive and neural mechanisms that underlay the action of psychedelic substances and its relevance for clinical studies. The workshop will feature presentations by Drs. Nichols and Vollenweider on their own research, as well as open questions in the field of psychedelic neurobiology. General background on psychedelic pharmacology and neurobiology will be provided.

Dr. Nichols has conducted extensive research into the receptor sites of LSD. Dr. Vollenweider has conducted over twenty years of research using PET scans, MRI’s and other brain scanning technologies on the neurobiological correlates of states of consciousness.