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Frederick Barrett

Potential Mechanisms Underlying the Enduring Effects of Psychedelic Drugs

Time and Location: College Hall 200, April 5th, 2019, 3:00pm - 4:00pm

Dr. Frederick Barrett is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences Johns Hopkins University’s Psychedelic Research Unit. He is a cognitive neuroscientist with training in behavioral pharmacology. He uses music and pharmacological interventions, along with behavioral measures, computerized testing, and brain imaging techniques, to explore the neural basis of emotional functioning and altered states of consciousness. His research focuses on the acute and long-term effects of psychedelics on cognition, emotion, and brain function. He also holds the distinction of having received an NIH “R03” grant as Principal Investigator to investigate biological mechanisms of psilocybin effects, which was the first federally funded research since the 1970s administering a classic psychedelic to people with psychedelic effects as the primary focus.