Gül’s work is essential for understanding why MDMA-Assisted Therapy is so capable of helping us learn how to love. In this episode, she explains that the critical window for social bonding can be reopened only if BOTH the drug AND the corrective relational experience are present. Hence, the therapeutic context is key to MDMA’s therapeutic benefit. Gül discusses a host of other ideas essential for understanding MDMA-Assisted Therapy.
Gül is a neuroscientist at Johns Hopkins University. She has published in the most prestigious academic journals, including Neuron, Nature, and Science.