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Meet the Scientist – Would you take the blue or the red pill? Serotonin and brain function

Cluster of Excellence NeuroCure

Event Date + Time:
March 17, 2022 @ 4:00 pm - March 17, 2022 @ 6:00 pm

Event Location:
Schlossplatz, 10178 Berlin, Germany

Venue Name:
Humboldt Forum Directions

About This Event

Event Description:

Serotonin is a key chemical for brain functions as it regulates mood, anxiety and happiness amongst others. Medicines which increase serotonin levels in the brain help to alleviate some of these conditions but also results in several unwanted side-effects. On the other hand there is a renaissance in psychedelic substances which also act via the serotonin system and holds promise to have therapeutic potential. Which brings up several research questions that are of general interest amongst scientists and the public – such as how is psilocybin different from classical anti-depressants or how does LSD helps in ego-dissolution?

We will together learn a bit more about these differences at our NeuroCure station and I would be happy to talk to you about my own research in this context.

Alternate Description:

English only,

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Organizer's Details

Organizing Institution(s):

Cluster of Excellence NeuroCure

Contact Information:

Name: Claudia Blum

Phone: 030450539814



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