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Psychedelics: Politically Pluripotent

Can psychedelics change political beliefs? Although often associated with the left, the relationship between psychedelics and politics is not that simple.

  • Interview
  • Drug Science
Predicting the Temporal Dynamics of the Psychedelic Experience

The notion that the psychedelic experience consists of three phases, namely come-up, peak, and come-down, is now backed by neuroscience. And PET scans can predict the unfolding of these phases.

  • Perspective
  • Mental Health
KETAMIN IN DER KONTEXTUELLEN TRAUMATHERAPIE: DAS PARADOX DER DISSOZIATION BEI (KOMPLEXER) PTBS

Ketamin-induzierte Dissoziation im Rahmen einer Psychotherapie kann einen therapeutischen Effekt bei (komplexer) PTBS haben, indem sie durch Dissoziation erfahrungsmäßige Distanz schafft.

  • Essay
  • Drug Science
Nicht im dritten Auge – Was bewirkt DMT im Gehirn?

Kommt DMT endogen im Säugetiergehirn vor? Experimente an Ratten sagen ja. Was sagen uns diese Experimente über DMT beim Menschen?

  • Perspective
  • Biological Sciences
How to Change Your Mind — with Exercise

The runner's high, being "in the zone", the flow of dancing: learn how exercise can bring your mind to altered states of consciousness in sports.

  • Perspective
  • Philosophy & Consciousness
Understanding the Bodily Roots of Conscious Experience

Our first conscious experience develops within another’s body. What does this mean for our current understanding of perception, and how does it shape our relation to the world?

  • News
  • Bewusstseinskultur
Albert Hofmann im Gespräch mit Rolf Verres

Der MIND Podcast No 1 ist ein bislang unveröffentlichtes Gespräch mit Albert Hofmann, dem im Alter von 102 Jahren 2008 verstorbenen LSD-Entdecker.

  • Interview
  • Neuroscience
Beyond the Therapeutic Alliance: How MDMA and Classic Psychedelics Modify Social Learning

Gül Dölen on how MDMA re-opens social critical periods and its therapeutic value in the context of social brain diseases.

  • Interview
  • Drug Science
Magic Yeasts and How to Make Them Produce Psilocybin

Biotech startup Octarine developed a method to produce psilocybin using brewer’s yeast. This method allows them to produce novel analogues of psilocybin.

  • Essay
  • Implementation & Society
Psilocybin Chronicles

Psilocybin-containing mushrooms are revolutionizing psychiatric research. But for how long have humans been using psychoactive mushrooms?

  • Essay
  • Psychedelic Therapy
Ein Match Made im Geist: Zur Verbindung von Achtsamkeitspraxis und Psychedelischer Therapie

Wie können Patienten ihr Wohlbefinden nach einer psychedelischen Therapie aufrechterhalten? Achtsamkeitsmeditation kann Psychedelika perfekt ergänzen.

  • Perspective
  • Technology
Would you talk to a machine therapist?

Could machines ever provide mental healthcare? Would you talk to a machine therapist about your emotions, your conflicts, your desires?

  • Essay
  • Drug Science
Microdosing Psychedelics: Biohack or Placebo?

Enthusiasts claim that microdosing psychedelics improves mood and cognition. But what about the science - is it only a placebo effect?

  • News
  • MIND News
Das Psychedelic Compendium

Interested in psychedelic research, but not sure where to start? The Psychedelic Compendium is a curated series of research papers introducing specific topics in a nutshell.

  • Perspective
  • Technology
Big Data in Psychiatry — Brave New World?

“Big Data” can supposedly improve not only early detection of mental disorders, but also therapy. But does anyone really believe that? And more importantly, do we want that?

  • Essay
  • Mental Health
Trauma of Mystical Experience

Mystical experiences are an important aspect of psychedelic therapy. And these experiences have surprising commonalities with trauma.

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  • Implementation & Society
The Berlin Registry

The Berlin Registry is an interactive and regularly updated overview of organizations involved in the psychedelic industry.

  • Essay
  • Psychedelic Therapy
Einsichten in der psychedelischen Therapie

Bedetungsvolle Einsichten in der psychedelischen Therapie verbessert nicht immer von allein die psychische Gesundheit. Können Einsichten und Selbsterkenntnis in dauerhafte Veränderungen übertragen werden?

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  • Technology
Does Your Phone Know You Better Than your Therapist?

Can the complexities of human behavior, and even more so of psychiatric disorders, be represented by traces we leave on our smartphones?

  • Essay
  • Mental Health
(Wieder-)Verbindung: Ein grundelgender Mechanismus von Psychedelika?

Psychedelika haben die Fähigkeit, Neuronen und Hirnregionen zu verbinden, die selten kommunizieren. Sie verbinden Menschen miteinander. Und sie sind vielleicht sogar in der Lage, uns sinnvoller mit unserer Umwelt zu verbinden.

  • Perspective
  • Arts & Social
EDGE – Art and Neuroscience

Art, too, is research: artists are investigating similar questions to scientists and are trying to understand themselves and the world around them. Art asks questions.

  • News
  • Biological Sciences
Hot Topics in Psychedelic Research

Was gibt es Neues in der psychedelischen Forschung? Psychedelika scheinen ein ungewöhnlich breites Spektrum an Anwendungen zu haben. Wie breit es wirklich ist, wollen Wissenschaftler wissen.

  • Essay
  • Drug Science
Psychedelic-Antidepressant Interactions

Can psychedelics be safely taken with antidepressants? Research suggests caution when mixing psychedelics and SSRIs.

  • Psychedelic Therapy
Psilocybin and Emotional Reconnection

Wie wirkt sich die Psilocybin-Therapie auf die Emotionen aus? Es kann Patienten ermöglichen, sich wieder mit ihren eigenen Emotionen und mit sich selbst zu verbinden.

  • Essay
  • Bewusstseinskultur
Wie kann Bewusstseinskultur dabei helfen, einen Umgang mit der conditio humana zu finden?

Welche Bewusstseinszustände sind wertvoll? Wie können wir sie erkennen und kultivieren? Diese Fragen sind die Eckpfeiler einer Bewusstseinskultur.

  • Perspective
  • Implementation & Society
Cultural Context and the Psychedelic Experience

In the psychedelic experience, set and setting encompasses not only someone's physical environment and emotional state, but also the surrounding culture.

  • Essay
  • Psychology
Social Interoception

Social interoception examines how social emotions arise from observing one's own bodily states. And it may help determine our mental health.

  • Essay
  • Neuroscience
Neurone auf Acid

Was passiert mit Neuronen auf Säure? LSD und andere Psychoplastogene können es ihnen ermöglichen, neue Verbindungen zu bilden, die zur Linderung von Depressionen beitragen können.

  • News
  • MIND News
The Drug Science Program

MIND's Drug Science Program kicked off in February 2020, integrating multiple disciplines and the latest research on psychoactive substances.

  • Essay
  • Drug Science
The REBUS Model

According to REBUS, psychedelics may relax rigid higher-order beliefs, allowing information from the senses and lower levels of processing to burst through and reorganize the mind.

  • Drug Science
Does microdosing LSD influence perception of time?

Kann LSD Microdosing die Zeitwahrnehmung beeinflussen? Eine neue Studie zeigt, dass die Zeitdilatation auch bei subperzeptiven Dosen möglich ist.

  • Essay
  • Consciousness Research
Entropy as more than chaos in the brain

Psychedelics induce a temporary and extreme increase in brain entropy, which might help people break the rigid thought patterns found in certain disorders.

  • News
  • MIND News
2 Years of MIND

In 2016, a small group of researchers, therapists, and supporters came together to launch the MIND Foundation. They've come a long way.

  • Essay
  • Neuroscience
How predictive coding is changing our understanding of the brain

Predictive coding is as important to neuroscience as evolution is to biology. The brain's predictions influence our perceptions. And this has strong implications for our understanding of psychedelics.

  • Interview
  • Clinical Psychology
Transformative Psychotherapy

Transformative psychotherapy with psychedelics may allow patients to improve and maintain their mental health.

  • Essay
  • Drug Science
Ketamine – New Hope for Depression

Ketamine treatment unites medication and therapy, and it could be the breakthrough that depressed patients need.

  • Essay
  • Arts & Social
Musik und Psychedelika: ein Match Made in Heaven

Musik ist in der psychedelischen Therapie essentiell, sie fördert die emotionale Katharsis und schafft einen sicheren Raum, in dem man loslassen kann.

  • Essay
  • Implementation & Society
Schedule 1 Drugs or Breakthrough Therapies?

Attending to language in psychedelic research papers offers insight into how different authors view these substances.

  • Essay
  • Drug Science
A History of Ecstasy Science

The history of "ecstasy" may come as a surprise - not everyone would suspect that science has long considered MDMA for use in therapy.

  • Perspective
LUCIA N°03: Psychedelic experience induced by flickering light
  • News
  • Psychedelic Integration
Beyond Experience – A Multimodal Workshop for Focused Psychedelic Integration

People seeking integration of psychedelic experiences greatly benefit from a workshop with trained facilitators. With Beyond Experience, the MIND Foundation offers exactly that.

  • Essay
  • Drug Science
A Lid for Every Pot: Crystal Structure of LSD-Bound Serotonin Receptor

Why do LSD's effects last so long? A new study has the answer, and it lies in the structure of LSD's binding to serotonin receptors.