Selected Publications

Forthcoming Book:

DE Presti (2015) Foundational Concepts in Neuroscience: A Brain-Mind Odyssey.  New York, NY: W.W. Norton.

Articles, Essays, and Chapters:

EF Kelly & DE Presti (2015) A psychobiological perspective on "transmission" models.  In Beyond Physicalism: Toward Reconciliation of Science and Spirituality (edited by EF Kelly, A Crabtree, & P Marshall), pp 115-155.  Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield.

DE Presti (2014) Too big for a Nobel Prize: Remembering Sasha Shulgin. MAPS Bulletin, 24(3), 46-49.

DE Presti (2012) Essay in Beyond the Robe: Science for Monks and All It Reveals about Tibetan Monks and Nuns, by Bobby Sager, pp 235-237. Brooklyn, NY: powerHouse Books.

DE Presti & K Panik (2012) The science of antidepressants. Inquiring Mind, 29(1), 16-17.

JR Coyle, DE Presti, & MJ Baggott (2012) Quantitative analysis of narrative reports of psychedelic drugs.  arXiv:1206.0312 [q-bio.QM]

DE Presti (2012) The mind-body problem. In Encyclopedia of Human Behavior. Elsevier.

DE Presti (2012) Drugs, the brain, and behavior. In Encyclopedia of Human Behavior. Elsevier.

DE Presti (2011) Neurochemistry and altered consciousness. In Altering Consciousness: A Multidisciplinary Perspective (edited by E Cardena & M Winkelman), vol 2, chap 2, pp 20-41. Praeger.

DE Presti (2010) The innkeeper's work. In An Actual Man: Michael Murphy and the Human Potential Movement (edited by J Ogilvy). Berkeley, CA: Minuteman Press.

OL Carter, DE Presti, et al. (2005) Meditation alters perceptual rivalry in Tibetan Buddhist monks. Current Biology, 15, R412-R413.

MS Jacob & DE Presti (2005) Endogenous psychoactive tryptamines reconsidered: an anxiolytic role for dimethyltryptamine. Medical Hypothesis, 64, 930-937.

DE Presti & DE Nichols (2004) Biochemistry and neuropharmacology of psilocybin mushrooms. In Teonanacatl: Sacred Mushrooms of Visions (edited by R Metzner), pp 89-108. Green Earth Foundation.

DE Presti & JE Beck (2001) Strychnine and other enduring myths: expert and user folklore surrounding LSD. In Psychoactive Sacramentals: the Vallombrosa Conference (edited by TB Roberts). San Francisco: Council on Spiritual Practices.  {Reprinted as "Myths and misperceptions" in The Psychedelic Explorer's Guide: Safe, Therapeutic, and Sacred Journeys, by J Fadiman, pp 90-102. Park Street Press. (2011)}

JM Barrie & DE Presti (2000) Digital plagiarism: The web giveth and the web shall taketh. Journal of Medical Internet Research, 2(1), e6.

JM Barrie & DE Presti (1996) The worldwide web as an instructional tool. Science, 274, 371-372.


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The Nobel Prize that wasn't (June 2012)

This is your brain on fossil fuel (November 2011)

Legend of a mind: the archives of Timothy Leary (June 2011)