Differential effects of MDMA and methylphenidate on social cognition

  title={Differential effects of MDMA and methylphenidate on social cognition},
  author={Y. Schmid and C. M. Hysek and L. Simmler and M. Crockett and B. Quednow and M. Liechti},
  journal={Journal of Psychopharmacology},
  pages={847 - 856}
  • Y. Schmid, C. M. Hysek, +3 authors M. Liechti
  • Published 2014
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Journal of Psychopharmacology
  • Social cognition is important in everyday-life social interactions. The social cognitive effects of 3,4-methylenedioxymethamphetamine (MDMA, ‘ecstasy’) and methylphenidate (both used for neuroenhancement and as party drugs) are largely unknown. We investigated the acute effects of MDMA (75 mg), methylphenidate (40 mg) and placebo using the Facial Emotion Recognition Task, Multifaceted Empathy Test, Movie for the Assessment of Social Cognition, Social Value Orientation Test and the Moral… CONTINUE READING
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