ECN Speaker Series May-August 2023

"Neural Mechanisms of Psychedelic Drug Action". Attendance in person or via Zoom.

This student- / postdoc-run series, supported by the Einstein Center for Neurosciences Berlin (ECN), will run on Thursdays from May until August at the HU Campus Nord. The lecture hall is at the Institute of Theoretical Biology, Philippstr. 12, Haus 4, Hörsaal 4.

Our carefully selected group of international speakers will explore the fascinating world of psychedelic neuroscience and probe the mechanisms underlying their effects on mood, cognition, and perception.

The event is free and will also be offered in hybrid form for those who wish to join remotely on Zoom. Please refer to the attached documents for details. We look forward to seeing you!

Detailed information on each talk including Zoom link (open/download pdf)

ECN Speaker Series 2023

4 MAY, 17.00
Friederike Holze - Basle University
"Pharmacology, characterisation and dosing of classic psychedelics"

1 JUNE, 17.00
Fernanda Palhano-Fontes - Federal University of Rio Grande do Norte
"Rapid antidepressant effects of the psychedelic ayahuasca in treatmentresistant depression and its relationship to biomarkers"

15 JUNE, 17.00
Enzo Tagliazucchi - University of Buenos Aires
"How to study the effects of serotonergic psychedelics without alienating your experimental subjects and obtaining useless data in the process"

29 JUNE, 17.00
Javier González-Maeso - Virginia Commonwealth University
"Molecular target and mechanisms of psychedelic-induced plasticity"

27 JULY, 17.00
Alex Kwan - Cornell University
"Imaging the actions of psychedelics on dendrites"

10 AUG, 17.00
Natasha Mason - University of Maastricht
"Mind-bending, Mind-“mending”? The effect of psychedelics on flexible cognition, and therapeutic implications"

HU Berlin, Institute of Theoretical Biology, Philippstr. 12, Haus 4, Hörsaal 4, 10115 Berlin

Best regards,

The organizing committee
Anna Bronec (
Jiameng Wu (
Debapratim Jana (
Eric Lonergan (
Kasey Devitt (
Prateep Beed
Timo Torsten Schmidt