Effects of ayahuasca on sensory and sensorimotor gating in humans as measured by P50 suppression and prepulse inhibition of the startle reflex, respectively

@article{Riba2002EffectsOA,
  title={Effects of ayahuasca on sensory and sensorimotor gating in humans as measured by P50 suppression and prepulse inhibition of the startle reflex, respectively},
  author={Jordi R. Riba and Antoni Rodr{\'i}guez-Fornells and Manel J. Barbanoj},
  journal={Psychopharmacology},
  year={2002},
  volume={165},
  pages={18-28}
}
Abstract Rationale. Ayahuasca, a South American psychotropic plant tea, combines the psychedelic agent and 5-HT2A/2C agonist N,N-dimethyltryptamine (DMT) with β-carboline alkaloids showing monoamine oxidase-inhibiting properties. Current human research with psychedelics and entactogens has explored the possibility that drugs displaying agonist activity at the 5-HT2A/2C sites temporally disrupt inhibitory neural mechanisms thought to intervene in the normal filtering of information. Suppression… CONTINUE READING