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Psychedelics: Exploring the Brain | David Erritzøe | TEDxAarhus

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In his talk, David introduces us to psychedelics and his research on how they might be a key to solve the problems with mental illness.

David Erritzoe is a medical doctor and clinical psychiatrist. In the years after finishing medical school at Copenhagen University in 2001, he trained under Professor Marc Laruelle at Columbia University in New York City, and later under Professor Gitte Moos Knudsen in the Center for Integrated Molecular Brain Imaging (CIMBI) in Copenhagen. The subject was molecular and functional brain imaging.

In 2009 he completed his PhD on serotonergic neurotransmission and subsequently moved to Imperial College London to conduct post-doc addiction research under the mentorship of Professors Anne Lingford-Hughes and David Nutt. At Imperial, David has been involved in psychopharmacological and brain imaging research, mainly investigating dopaminergic and opioid neurotransmission in addiction. In addition to that, he is part of a research programme together with Professor Nutt and Dr Carhart-Harris conducting research in neurobiology and the treatment potential of MDMA and classic psychedelics.

This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at https://www.ted.com/tedx