The Science Media Centre and British Neuroscience Association joined together to run a pre-conference briefing on research being presented at the BNA Festival of Neuroscience at the Barbican Centre in London.
David Nutt discussed developments across the field of neuroscience, including an update on his work using magic mushrooms as a treatment for depression and why regulation is holding it back. Other work also discussed:
Prof David Nutt, President of the British Neuroscience Association & Professor of Neuropsychopharmacology, Division of Brain Sciences, Imperial College London
Dr Sarah Garfinkel, Research Fellow in Emotion and Neuroscience, Brighton & Sussex Medical School
Dr Alejandra Sel, postdoctoral researcher, Department of Psychology, City University London