Beyond Fear: MDMA and Emotion

Matthew Baggott, PhD

Abstract: Matthew Baggott will discuss the latest research on how MDMA and related drugs alter emotions and social functioning in people.

Matthew Baggott, PhD, is a neuroscientist who has been studying the perceptual and emotional effects of drugs like MDMA in healthy human volunteers for over 13 years. He was part of the first team to receive federal funding to administer MDMA to healthy people and he co-authored the first successful application to administer MDMA to people with posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). He earned his PhD in neuroscience from the University of California, Berkeley and is currently a postdoctoral fellow at University of Chicago.

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