Ep #30 Show Notes | Alex Kwan: Psilocybin, Ketamine, Neuroplasticity & Imaging the Brain
About the Guest: Dr. Alex Kwan is a neuroscientist and professor at Yale University. His lab studies how neuropsychiatric drugs, such as psilocybin and ketamine, affect neural circuits in the brain’s of mice.
Episode Summary: Nick Jikomes and Alex Kwan, PhD discuss how his lab actually conducts this research, what they have discovered so far, and look at some real data, images and movies of neurons in the mouse brain, which you can see for yourself in the video version on YouTube. They talk about recent research investigating psychedelics (e.g. psilocybin) and dissociatives (e.g. ketamine) to treat neuropsychiatric disorders.