Ep #8 Show Notes | Katrin Preller: Empathy, Addiction, MDMA, Psychedelics & Social Cognition
About the Guest: Dr. Katrin Preller is a neuropsychologist. Her research interests include the neuropharmacology of emotional and cognitive processes (e.g social cognition), substance use disorders, and the role of the serotonin system in emotion and cognition. She has studied psychedelics and other psychoactive drugs, including LSD and MDMA.
Episode Summary: Nick talks to Katrin Preller, PhD about psychedelics like LSD and psilocybin, empathogens like MDMA, and stimulants like cocaine. Katrin explains how each type of drug affects the brain differently and what that means for their impact on empathy, social cognition, and their addictive potential.