Understanding science through history
The Center for the Study of the History of Neuropsychopharmacology
documents and promotes interest in the history of the field of
Neuropsychopharmacology, the research field that studies brain and
neural mechanisms, states of consciousness and mental illness, and
the pharmacodynamics of psychoactive drugs. Our purpose is to
inform the contemporary scientific and cultural understanding of
this dynamic international field.
CSHN is a collaborative project of the American College of
Neuropsychopharmacology (ACNP), and the Health Services Research
Center at UCLA, part of the Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human
Explore our website, where you can read about the lives and work
of scientists who study the brain, mental illness, and psychoactive
drugs, told in their own words; discover papers and documents describing
their research and the history of the ACNP; and learn much more about
this fascinating field and the people who work in it.