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This Stanford Regulating Circuits of the Brain (RBRAIN) - MDMA study is the first of its kind to detail how brain circuits and experiences change in real time during MDMA administration.  


Little is known about the mode of action for MDMA. In this study, we are characterizing in detail how the acute administration of MDMA impacts brain circuits and experiences for each individual person. As a mechanistic trial, we focus first on healthy people.


This information is an essential foundation for then making progress in using MDMA as a personalized and safe therapeutic. Faculty members involved in this study are Drs. Leanne Williams, Brian Knutson, Karl DeisserothRobert Malenka, Laura Hack, Carolyn Rodriguez, Trisha Suppes, Boris Heifets, Peter van Roessel and Christina Khan.

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