Neural emotion- and self-processing with psychedelics

Monday, October 4, 2021, 18:30 - 19:45, University of Zurich, KOL-F-118

Prof. Uwe Herwig
Medical Director at the Center for Psychiatry Reichenau, Germany

The presentation focuses on neural correlates of emotion- and self-regulation in healthy subjects and in people with mental disorders under the influence of psychedelics. In this field of research, particularly neuroimaging provided important results. Hereby, modulations of for instance amygdala activity, in brain regions of self-reference, and of the default mode network were described during and after intake of Psilocybin, LSD, Ayahuasca and MDMA. Possible modes of integral neuro-psychotherapeutic effects will be derived.

Prof. Uwe Herwig is Medical Director at the Center for Psychiatry Reichenau, academic hospital of the University of Konstanz, Germany. He founded and headed for years the research group for emotion regulation at the University Hospital for Psychiatry Zurich, also with contact to the research with psychedelic substances. He obtained doctoral degrees from the Universities of Göttingen and ETH Zurich, and he teaches at the Universities of Konstanz, Ulm and Zurich.

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