Researchers Explain How LSD Changes Perception

Source: Yale University

Summary: Researchers provide new insight into the psychedelic effects of LSD on the brain and potential therapeutic uses of the drug.

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LSD reduced brain-wide communication among brain areas involved in planning and decision-making, but it increased communication between areas involved in sensation and movement, which can be attributed to the 5HT2A serotonin receptor. Credit: Katrin Preller & Alan Anticevic

More Information:  Katrin H Preller et al. Changes in global and thalamic brain connectivity in LSD-induced altered states of consciousness are attributable to the 5-HT2A receptor, eLife (2018). DOI: 10.7554/eLife.35082


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