Monday, February 4, 2008

Serotonin and Hallucinogens

Aghajanian, G.K. & Marek, G.J. (1999). Serotonin and Hallucinogens. Neuropsychopharamcology, Vol. 21, No. 2S.

Many possibilities are offered as to how LSD and other hallucinogens create their unusual psychoactive effects. The article gets very specific with different serotonin sub-types in different brain regions being implicated. I find the article and the facts confusing enough to assume that the complicated effect enacted in the use of such psychedelics will be only be fully understood after considerably more research.

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