Using Psilocybin to Investigate the Relationship between Attention, Working Memory, and the Serotonin 1A and 2A Receptors

@article{Carter2005UsingPT,
  title={Using Psilocybin to Investigate the Relationship between Attention, Working Memory, and the Serotonin 1A and 2A Receptors},
  author={O. Carter and D. Burr and J. Pettigrew and G. Wallis and F. Hasler and F. Vollenweider},
  journal={Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience},
  year={2005},
  volume={17},
  pages={1497-1508}
}
  • O. Carter, D. Burr, +3 authors F. Vollenweider
  • Published 2005
  • Psychology, Computer Science, Medicine
  • Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience
  • Increasing evidence suggests a link between attention, working memory, serotonin (5-HT), and prefrontal cortex activity. In an attempt to tease out the relationship between these elements, this study tested the effects of the hallucinogenic mixed 5-HT1A/2A receptor agonist psilocybin alone and after pretreatment with the 5-HT2A antagonist ketanserin. Eight healthy human volunteers were tested on a multiple-object tracking task and spatial working memory task under the four conditions: placebo… CONTINUE READING
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