Constructing the ecstasy of MDMA from its component mental organs: Proposing the primer/probe method.

@article{Ray2016ConstructingTE,
  title={Constructing the ecstasy of MDMA from its component mental organs: Proposing the primer/probe method.},
  author={Thomas S. Ray},
  journal={Medical hypotheses},
  year={2016},
  volume={87},
  pages={
          48-60
        }
}
The drug MDMA, commonly known as ecstasy, produces a specific and distinct open hearted mental state, which led to the creation of a new pharmacological class, "entactogens". Extensive literature on its mechanisms of action has come to characterize MDMA as a "messy" drug with multiple mechanisms, but the consensus is that the distinctive entactogenic effects arise from the release of neurotransmitters, primarily serotonin. I propose an alternative hypothesis: The entactogenic mental state is… CONTINUE READING
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