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Marcello Spinella

Marcello Spinella is Assistant Professor of Psychology at Richard Stockton College of New Jersey.

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Plant Drugs That Alter Mind, Brain, and Behavior

Virtually all cultures consume drugs from psychoactive plants. Caffeine, for example, is probably the most common stimulant in the world, and many modern medicines, such as morphine and codeine, are derived from plant sources. In these cases, scientific research has revealed the composition of the plants and how they interact with the nervous system. There are also many herbal medications with reputed therapeutic value that have not yet gained acceptance into mainstream medicine, partly because there has not been enough research to support their usefulness.