Current Topics in Behavioral Neurosciences

Behavioral Neurobiology of Psychedelic Drugs

Editors: Halberstadt, Adam, Vollenweider, Franz X., Nichols, David E. (Eds.)

  • The volume brings together clinical and preclinical research literatures
  • A balanced view of the potential risks and benefits of these compounds is presented
  • The focus is on rigorous scientific findings in a field that has been fraught with speculative reports
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This volume brings together the latest basic and clinical research examining the effects and underlying mechanisms of psychedelic drugs. Examples of drugs within this group include LSD, psilocybin, and mescaline. Despite their structural differences, these compounds produce remarkably similar experiences in humans and share a common mechanism of action.  Commonalities among the substances in this family are addressed both at the clinical and phenomenological level and at the basic neurobiological mechanism level. To the extent possible, contributions relate the clinical and preclinical findings to one another across species. The volume addresses both the risks associated with the use of these drugs and the potential medical benefits that might be associated with these and related compounds.

Table of contents (15 chapters)

  • Chemistry and Structure–Activity Relationships of Psychedelics

    Nichols, David E.

    Pages 1-43

  • Erratum to: Phenomenology, Structure, and Dynamic of Psychedelic States

    Preller, Katrin H. (et al.)

    Pages 1-1

  • Hallucinogens and Serotonin 5-HT2A Receptor-Mediated Signaling Pathways

    López-Giménez, Juan F. (et al.)

    Pages 45-73

  • Effects of Hallucinogens on Neuronal Activity

    Lladó-Pelfort, L. (et al.)

    Pages 75-105

  • Interactions of Hallucinogens with the Glutamatergic System: Permissive Network Effects Mediated Through Cortical Layer V Pyramidal Neurons

    Marek, Gerard J.

    Pages 107-135

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eBook $169.00
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Hardcover $219.99
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Behavioral Neurobiology of Psychedelic Drugs
Editors
  • Adam Halberstadt
  • Franz X. Vollenweider
  • David E. Nichols
Series Title
Current Topics in Behavioral Neurosciences
Series Volume
36
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag GmbH Germany, part of Springer Nature
eBook ISBN
978-3-662-55880-5
DOI
10.1007/978-3-662-55880-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-662-55878-2
Series ISSN
1866-3370
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 430
Number of Illustrations and Tables
38 b/w illustrations, 158 illustrations in colour
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