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Ilsa Jerome Ph.D., Mining MDMA Literature: Finding Gems in the Rough

Course Presenter(s):
Author(s): L (Ilsa) Jerome, Ph.D. | (click author name for biography)

Course Description: Recognizing that most scientists are interested in the potential of MDMA to answer big questions in neurobiology, and that the breadth of scientific literature on MDMA can appear daunting, Jerome’s talk discusses how to find those big answers from the existing literature. The talk addresses the nature of the literature and scientific and extra-scientific factors shaping the literature. She discusses where to look and how to look for exciting research findings. Finally, she will trace the trajectory of an engaging development in human MDMA literature, tracing its formation and development.
Biography of Presenter:
L. (Ilsa) Jerome, Ph.D., earned her Ph.D. in psychology from the University of Maryland, where she studied social psychology. She works as MAPS’ research and information specialist. She has written informational documents on psilocybin, LSD and MDMA and has co-authored publications examining the beliefs and experiences of ecstasy users. She is interested in using behavioral science and neuroscience methods to study emotion and social interaction, and sees MDMA as a valuable research tool. She encourages playfulness, persistence and building community in the pursuit of knowledge.

Ilsa Jerome, Ph.D.-Mining MDMA Literature: Finding Gems in the Rough from MAPS: Psychedelic Science on Vimeo.

True/False Comprehension Quiz

Restrictions to psychedelic research include the following: funding, time constraints, devising a testable hypothesis, institutional review board approval, requirement of medical presence, and government approval.
Searching academic journals for relevant research studies is something that comes naturally to most people.
Google can be a valuable resource for searching for MDMA literature if one scrutinizes the results carefully.
There have been many studies on MDMA and interpersonal relations so that the relationship between MDMA and feelings of closeness to other individuals is very well understood.

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