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Magic Mushrooms? New Research on Fungus-Derived Hallucinogens at UW-Madison and Beyond

Saturday10/2312:30 pm - 1:30 pm

Psychedelic compounds from fungi and other plant sources are being studied in combination with psychotherapy for the treatment of a number of mental health concerns such as anxiety, depression, PTSD and addiction. UW-Madison has launched a new transdisciplinary center and master’s degree program to support the next generation of research on the potential value of these psychoactive agents to address a range of conditions and contexts. Wisconsin Public Radio’s Steve Paulson and a distinguished panel of experts will explore what we know about these compounds, how they work, and their role and impact across cultures.

Panelists:

  • Nancy Keller, Medical Microbiology & Immunology and Bacteriology
  • Charles Raison, Psychiatry
  • Alberto Vargas, Latin American, Caribbean and Iberian Studies
  • Cody Wenthur, School of Pharmacy

This event will be held at the Discovery Building and will also be available online. A Zoom link will be sent to registrants the day before the event.

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Cost:
Free
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Website:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aiwUjlY0s6U
Event Type:
Talks, Online/Virtual
Target Age/Grade:
High School/College and Up

Venue:

UW-Madison (Discovery Building)
330 N. Orchard St.
Madison, WI 53715 United States
https://discovery.wisc.edu

Contact:

Discovery Outreach
(608) 316-4382
towncenter@warf.org
discovery.wisc.edu

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