MAPS Podcast: Episode 33 - Matthew Baggott - Beyond Fear - MDMA and Emotion

Originally appearing here.

This episode of the MAPS Podcast features a discussion from Matthew Baggott, Ph.D., on how MDMA and related drugs alter emotions and social functioning in people.

Matthew Baggott, Ph.D., is a neuroscientist who has been studying the perceptual and emotional effects of drugs like MDMA in healthy human volunteers for over 13 years. He was part of the first team to receive federal funding to administer MDMA to healthy people and he co-authored the first successful application to administer MDMA to people with posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). He earned his Ph.D. in neuroscience from the University of California, Berkeley and is currently a postdoctoral fellow at University of Chicago.