Your Moment of Neural Zen: 1950’s Housewife on LSD


Increasing the firing rate of prefrontal cortical neurons via agonism of serotonin receptors with LSD looks like this (All credit to reddit!)

For further information:

Effects of LSD on EEG (from 1960, when reserach was still legal)

The Pharmacology of Lysergic Acid Diethylamide: A Review

Review in Nature Reviews Neuroscience

Serotonergic Modulation of the Prefrontal Cortex: From Neurons to Brain Waves.pdf

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About Peter Freed, M.D.

I am a psychiatrist (psychopharmacology and psychotherapy) specializing in the so-called "personality disorders," particularly narcissistic and borderline personality disorders. I was a Fellow and then an Assistant Professor of Clinical Psychiatry at Columbia from 2004- 2011. I am currently in private practice in NYC.