Psilocybin Scientific Papers, AEDMP, 2014

Psilocybin Scientific Papers

AEDMP  – Asociación para el Estudio y la Divulgación de la Medicina Psicodélica
Research conducted by: Fco. Miguel Ríos & Genís Oña  – 2014 –
Asociación para el Estudio y la Divulgación de la Medicina Psicodélica. Castellarnau, 11 2º 1ª 43004 Tarragona Spain Tel. 675 55 33 44 Email:
Content _____________________________________ 1.
What is Psilocybin? 2.
Scientific papers about Psilocybin arranged chronologically (1959-2014)
Animal Behavior Model for “Hallucinogens”
F. X. Vollenweider et al. (1997). Positron Emission Tomography and Fluorodeoxyglucose Studies of Metabolic Hyperfrontality and Psychopathology in the Psilocybin Model of Psychosis
F. Hasler et al. (2004). Acute Psychological and Physiological Effects of Psilocybin in Healthy Humans: A Double-blind, Placebo-controlled Dose-effect Study
R. R. Griffiths et al. (2008). Mystical-type Experiences Occasioned by Psilocybin Mediate the Attribution of Personal Meaning and Spiritual Significance 14 Months Later
R. L. Carhart-Harris et al. (2010). The Administration of Psilocybin to Healthy, Hallucinogen experienced Volunteers in a Mock-functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging Environment : A Preliminary Investigation of Tolerability
E. Studerus et al. (2011). Acute, Subacute and Long-term Subjective Effects of Psilocybin in Healthy Humans : A Pooled Analysis of Experimental Studies
M. Kometer et al. (2012). Psilocybin Biases Facial Recognition, Goal-directed Behavior, and Mood State Toward Positive Relative to Negative Emotions Through Different Serotonergic Subreceptors

What is Psilocybin ?

Psilocybin is a naturally occurring compound categorized as a psychoactive tryptamine that is found in some species of mushrooms. These mushrooms have been used for thousands of years by various cultures in order to achieve transcendent states of consciousness. In the 1960s, psilocybin was widely used in the experimental research of mental disorders and even in psychotherapy due to its therapeutic potential. However, psilocybin spread amongst the general public and became a popular recreational drug. Consequently, psilocybin was classed as a schedule I drug in 1970 and all human experiments were gradually discontinued. Since the 1990s, psychedelic research is being revived, and the properties of this substance have been rediscovered, becoming one of the most used psychedelics in human studies due to its safety.