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How Neurons Behave as we Form Memories

One of the things that pushed me toward neuroscience was the desire to understand memory and how we …

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    1. M. J. Ison, R. Quian Quiroga, I. Fried. Rapid encoding of new memories by individual neurons in the human brain. Neuron. Vol. 87, Issue 1. 1 July, 2015. Pages 220 - 230.
    2. D. O. Hebb, The Organization of Behavior. Wiley, New York, 1949.
    3. S. Wirth, M. Yanike, L.M. Frank, A.C. Smith, E.N. Brown, W.A. Suzuki. Single neurons in the monkey hippocampus and learning of new associations. Science 6 June 2003: 300 (5625), 1578-1581.

The “Magic” Behind Magic Mushrooms

Take a moment to read these quotations:

“I try to judge less and forgive more. I no …

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    1. Petri, G., P. Expert, F. Turkheimer, R. Carhart-Harris, D. Nutt, P. J. Hellyer, and F. Vaccarino. "Homological Scaffolds of Brain Functional Networks." Journal of The Royal Society Interface 11.101 (2014): 20140873. Web. 13 May 2015.

    2. Griffiths, Roland R., Matthew W. Johnson, William A. Richards, Brian D. Richards, Una Mccann, and Robert Jesse. "Psilocybin Occasioned Mystical-type Experiences: Immediate and Persisting Dose-related Effects." Psychopharmacology 218.4 (2011): 649-65. Web. 13 May 2015.

    3. DEA. "Drug Fact Sheet: Psilocybin." PsycEXTRA Dataset (2012): n. pag. Web. 13 May 2015.

    4. Maclean, K. A., M. W. Johnson, and R. R. Griffiths. "Mystical Experiences Occasioned by the Hallucinogen Psilocybin Lead to Increases in the Personality Domain of Openness." Journal of Psychopharmacology 25.11 (2011): 1453-461. Web. 13 May 2015.

    5. Garcia-Romeu, Albert, Roland Griffiths, and Matthew Johnson. "Psilocybin-Occasioned Mystical Experiences in the Treatment of Tobacco Addiction." Current Drug Abuse Reviews CDAR 7.3 (2015): 157-64. Web. 13 May 2015.

    6. Bogenschutz, M. P., A. A. Forcehimes, J. A. Pommy, C. E. Wilcox, P. Barbosa, and R. J. Strassman. "Psilocybin-assisted Treatment for Alcohol Dependence: A Proof-of-concept Study." Journal of Psychopharmacology 29.3 (2015): 289-99. Web. 13 May 2015.

    7. Nutt, David J., Leslie A. King, and Lawrence D. Phillips. "Drug Harms in the UK: A Multicriteria Decision Analysis." The Lancet 376.9752 (2010): 1558-565. Web. 13 May 2015.

Alien Hand Syndrome

It’s a disorder that makes you fling your cereal away, undress yourself in public, steal merchandise, …

Attention: How a Possible Function of SSRIs Could Be Staring Us in the Face

When TV commercials sing the famous jingle, “Nausea, heartburn, indigestion, upset stomach, diarrhea,” Pepto Bismol fans …

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    1.  Edwards JG. Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors. BMJ. 1992;304:1644–1646. doi: 10.1136/bmj.304.6843.1644.
    2.  David J. Nutt, Sam Forshall, Caroline Bell, Ann Rich, John Sandford, Jon Nash, Spilios Argyropoulos, Mechanisms of action of selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors in the treatment of psychiatric disorders, European Neuropsychopharmacology, Volume 9, Supplement 3, July 1999, Pages S81-S86, ISSN 0924-977X,
    3.  Martina Di Simplicio, Sonia Doallo, Giulia Costoloni, Gustavo Rohenkohl, Anna C Nobre and Catherine J Harmer, ‘Can you look me in the face?’ Short-term SSRI Administration Reverts Avoidant Ocular Face Exploration in Subjects at Risk for Psychopathology, Neuropsychopharmacology advance online publication 13 August 2014; doi: 10.1038/npp.2014.159.
    4.  Armstrong T., Olatunji B. O. (2012). Eye tracking of attention in the affective disorders: a meta-analytic review and synthesis. Clin. Psychol. Rev. 32, 704–72310.1016/j.cpr.2012.09.004.
    5.  Meera Vaswani, Farzana Kadar Linda, Subramanyam Ramesh, Role of selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors in psychiatric disorders: a comprehensive review, Progress in Neuro-Psychopharmacology and Biological Psychiatry, Volume 27, Issue 1, February 2003, Pages 85-102, ISSN 0278-5846,