Differential effects of MDMA and methylphenidate on social cognition

@article{Schmid2014DifferentialEO,
  title={Differential effects of MDMA and methylphenidate on social cognition},
  author={Yasmin Schmid and C{\'e}dric M. Hysek and Linda D. Simmler and Molly J. Crockett and Boris B. Quednow and Matthias E. Liechti},
  journal={Journal of Psychopharmacology},
  year={2014},
  volume={28},
  pages={847 - 856}
}
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… 

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