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David Olson: Psychedelics, Psychoplastogens, Brain Chemistry, Microdosing & Mental Health

About the Guest: Dr. David Olson is a medicinal chemist whose lab at the University of California-Davis studies a class of compounds called ‘psychoplastogens,’ which are small molecules capable of promoting neural plasticity. His lab is on the cutting edge when it comes to understanding the mechanisms by which psychedelics and other psychoactive drugs work in the brain.

Episode Summary: Nick Jikomes & David Olson, PhD touch on: latest research from his lab, new tools they're developing and using to understand these drugs, whether it’s likely that we'll be able to produce non-hallucinogenic drug variants of classic psychedelics, and microdosing.

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