Katrin Preller is one of the upcoming researchers, currently at the University of Zurich and Yale University, and is focused on the neurobiology and pharmacology of psychedelics.
Katrin H. Preller, received her M.Sc. (Neuropsychology and Clinical Psychology) from the University of Konstanz, Germany. For her PhD, Dr. Preller joined the University of Zurich, Switzerland, where she investigated the neurobiological and social-cognitive long-term effects of cocaine, MDMA, and heroin use.
After completing her PhD, she joined the Neuropsychopharmacology and Brain Imaging Lab, investigating the effects of psychedelic substances on self-perception, social cognition, and multimodal processing using brain imaging techniques. Dr. Preller received an SNSF PostDoc mobility fellowship and worked as a Postdoc at the Wellcome Trust Centre for Neuroimaging, UCL, London, UK, and Yale University, New Haven, CT, USA.
Subsequently, she was appointed as Junior Group Leader at the University of Zurich and holds a position as Visiting Assistant Professor at Yale University. Her group’s research focus is centered on the neurobiology and pharmacology of cognitive and emotional processes in health and disease using multi-modal behavioral, electrophysiological, and neuroimaging techniques, the development of novel treatment approaches, and the interaction between pharmacological and non-pharmacological treatments.
Notable Research Papers
- The fabric of meaning and subjective effects in LSD-induced states depend on serotonin 2A receptor activation (Preller et al., 2015)
- Psilocybin-induced decrease in amygdala reactivity correlates with enhanced positive mood in healthy volunteers (Kraehenmann et al., 2015)
- Acute effects of lysergic acid diethylamide in healthy subjects (Schmid et al., 2015)
In our database you will also find her as an author on many more papers.
- Neuroscience study uncovers psilocybin-induced changes in brain connectivity (PsyPost, January 2020)
- What resting-state fMRI tells us about how LSD affects the brain (Radiology Business, February 2019)
- Yale, Zurich scientists find why LSD makes people trip (Yale Daily News, November 2018)
- LSD blurs boundaries between the experience of self and other (Science Daily, March 2018)
- Answers to how our brains make meaning, with the help of a little LSD (Science Daily, January 2017)