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BSc (UWO), HBSc (UWO),
PhD (Laval)

Assistant Professor

Department of Biology
Faculty of Science
Faculty of Education
University of Ottawa

Science Education and
Science Communication
(Ecology, Evolution and
Environmental Science)

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Professeur adjoint

Département de biologie
Faculté des sciences
Faculté de l’Éducation
Université d’Ottawa

Pédagogie scientifique et communication scientifique
(Écologie, Évolution et Sciences


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“Your Brain on Drugs” Guest Lecture at McGill Today

I will be traveling to Montreal in a few hours to give a guest lecture in the Drugs course (Chemistry 183) at McGill University today from 530-8.  I will speak to the students about the anatomy of mammal brains, the lifetime development of emotional and psychological systems, the causes and consequences of the use of street drugs and the potential for using psychedelic drugs in the treatment of socio-psychological disorders.  Much of this latter topic was informed by my travels to South America in 2009 to study the use of the Amazonian psychedelic brew Ayahuasca as part of a documentary production for the Nature of Things on CBC television.  You may watch the TEDx talk of that experience here.

2 comments pour “Your Brain on Drugs” Guest Lecture at McGill Today

  1. Rihem

    I was present at this lecture and I really appreciated all the links between how our brain works by releasing hormones of ‘good feelings’ when we feel any attachment and how our brain will start releasing ‘bad chemicals’ when one of the three main elements (nutrients, security, nurturing) are missing.

    It was very interesting to listen to the lecture. Thank you very much for this inspiring lecture.


  2. Adam Brown

    hey, thanks for your kind words

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