How do psychedelic drugs work on the brain?

  • Publicado el 28 may 2013
  • Dr Robin Carhart-Harris talks about his scientific research
    into the effects and potential therapeutic uses of psychedelic drugs. Join him as he discusses brain imaging work involving psilocybin, the active ingredient of magic mushrooms, and explains how the drug works in the brain.
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Comentarios • 31

  • SuperRhodent
    SuperRhodent Hace 9 años +8

    I wish I could've been there for the talk! I'm currently studying towards a degree in pharmacy and I would really love to somehow get into research similar to what you have done! Or even just be a lab assistant... It is absolutely fascinating. If you're ever in South Africa, stop by to give us a lecture at Rhodes University :)

  • fburton8
    fburton8 Hace 9 años +18

    Fascinating talk! Given the people's experiences with psilo differ in degree (and perhaps quality), I wonder whether additional insights could be gleaned from looking at pre-drug brain state or neural substrate differences, as distinct from the correlations you showed between reported experience and post-infusion functional responses.

  • s p i r i t u a l e y e s
    s p i r i t u a l e y e s Hace 6 años +17

    fascinating work. was really intrigued by the part regarding the competing brain regions working in unison.

  • Tim Smith
    Tim Smith Hace 7 años +10

    Many props to Dr. Carhart Harris, wonderful looking inward to the way we interact today

  • psycheisssdelic
    psycheisssdelic Hace 9 años +5

    Fantastic video it was very interesting. I am so glad to see that such wonderful research is being done in the world.

  • Cubenziz
    Cubenziz Hace 8 años +62

    every word true good explanation, good research he has done.

    • DudeSpencer
      DudeSpencer Hace 8 años +4

      The most humble and appreciating comment one could make.
      Nothing to add.
      ... Well, a little: )
      I don't like the word ''true'', so
      There is really a great deal of Information and interesting approaches in it!

  • Justin Pampalone
    Justin Pampalone Hace 9 años +5

    It would be interesting if they could test the correlation of this oneness phenomenon to proprioception.

  • Jack Daniels
    Jack Daniels Hace 9 años +3

    Dr. Robin Carhart-Harris is awesome!

  • praszu
    praszu Hace 7 años +17

    Please investigate the connection between brain zaps and tinnitus.

  • Maxwell
    Maxwell Hace 8 años +4

    Great video!

  • Ester Samuels
    Ester Samuels Hace 9 años +2

    Some of this a little flaky, but still it's better than a bunch of the research that has been done on hallucinogens.

  • vanessa fowler
    vanessa fowler Hace 9 años +3

    Very interesting indeed.

  • danz177
    danz177 Hace 8 años +3

    Great presentation.

  • Marijana Batkovic
    Marijana Batkovic Hace 8 años +3

    Wonderful :)

  • Kevin Kanda
    Kevin Kanda Hace 6 años +7

    Very intrigued by this

  • SWEAT!
    SWEAT! Hace 8 años +7

    Very good video

  • The World As It Is
    The World As It Is Hace 8 años +8

    Amazing video.

  • Corey Green
    Corey Green Hace 8 años +3

    Love It :)

  • JuanKantanka
    JuanKantanka Hace 9 años +5

    I think LSD is... why? because you need a very very little dossis to have a very important experience, TIME/INTESITY/. The amount of DMT its very large, about 250mlts or more in case of ayahuasca!!! But there is no competition... All of them are great medicines if they are wisely used!!!!

  • Julian Critchley
    Julian Critchley Hace 7 años +4


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    Chris Hall Hace 8 años +4


  • Matthew Chalfant
    Matthew Chalfant Hace 7 años +6

    really good

  • Joe Mahmuh
    Joe Mahmuh Hace 7 años +26

    Could schizophrenia be kind of seen as the conscious expanding by natural means and the person having a bad trip?

    • Moreno Kajkut
      Moreno Kajkut Hace 6 años +17

      I highly doubt it. Schizophrenia is a disease that keeps you from living a normal life, while bad trips can be even better for you than good trips, but only if you know how to integrate them in the daily life

    • DoGlowy
      DoGlowy Hace 6 años +40

      +Miguel Rodriguez Schizophrenia is a degenerative brain disease, not just an altered state of consciousness. It's very harmful to romanticize it. People who have this disease are under immense pain and extreme levels of anxiety without proper treatment, and each time they have a psychotic episode irreparable damage is done to the brain.

  • Edgar Lash.
    Edgar Lash. Hace 8 años +7

    That's pretty neat...

  • Will Hart
    Will Hart Hace 7 años +2

    Picture a is what happens...BOOOOOOOM!

  • Keith Jarrett
    Keith Jarrett Hace 6 años +3

    decreasing prefrontal activity, the cure for depression ahh... and what does this? placebo's among others, so depression is cured by hope then for one.