Dec 25, 2020 • 1HR 53M

Charles Nichols: Psilocybin, LSD, Ketamine, Inflammation & Novel Psychedelic Medicines | #2

 
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Dr. Nichols is a professor of pharmacology at Louisiana State University. He has been studying the molecular, genetic, and behavioral effects of psychedelics for nearly 25 years and is considered one of the world’s top experts on the biological effects of psychedelics in the brain and body.

Nick spoke to Charles for almost two hours, covering a wide range of topics related to how psychedelics work. They discuss everything from how psychedelics impact the serotonin system in the brain, the similarities and differences between drugs like psilocybin and ketamine, how microdosing specific psychedelics can lead to potent anti-inflammatory effects, and much more. 

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Nick is a neuroscientist and podcast host. He is currently Director of Science & Innovation at Leafly, a technology startup in the legal cannabis industry. He received a Ph.D. in Neuroscience from Harvard University and a B.S. in Genetics from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.