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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
  • Clinical Psychology
Ketamine in Contextual Trauma Therapy: The Paradox of Dissociation in (Complex) PTSD

Ketamine-induced dissociation in the context of psychotherapy may have a therapeutic effect for (complex) PTSD by creating experiential distance through dissociation.

  • 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?

  • Essay
  • Biological Sciences
Not in Your Third Eye – What Does DMT Do in the Brain?

Does DMT occur endogenously in the mammalian brain? Experiments in rats say yes. What do these experiments tell us about DMT in humans?

  • 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
A Match Made in the Mind: Combining mindfulness practice and psychedelic therapy

How can patients sustain their well-being after psychedelic therapy? Mindfulness meditation may complement psychedelics perfectly.

  • 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
  • Neuroscience
The 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.

  • News
  • Implementation & Society
The Berlin Registry

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

  • Essay
Approfondimenti sulla terapia con gli psichedelici

Le intuizioni significative della terapia psichedelica non sempre migliorano la salute mentale da sole. Le intuizioni possono essere trasformate in un cambiamento duraturo?

  • Perspective
  • 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
  • Psychedelic Therapy
(Re)connection: A Basic Principle of Action Behind Psychedelics?

Psychedelics have the ability to connect neurons and brain regions that rarely communicate. They connect people with each other. And they may even be able to connect us more meaningfully with our environment.

  • 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.

TEMI “CALDI” DELLA RICERCA PSICHEDELICA

Cosa c'è di nuovo nella ricerca psichedelica? Gli psichedelici sembrano avere una gamma di usi insolitamente ampia. Gli scienziati vogliono sapere quanto sia ampio in realtà.

  • Essay
  • Neuroscience
Antidepressive e Psichedelici

Le sostanze psichedeliche possono essere assunte in sicurezza con gli antidepressivi? La ricerca suggerisce cautela quando si mescolano sostanze psichedeliche e SSRI.

  • Interview
  • Psychedelic Therapy
Psilocybin and Emotional Reconnection

How does psilocybin therapy affect emotions? It may allow patients to reconnect with themselves.

  • Essay
  • Philosophy & Consciousness
How can Bewusstseinskultur help us deal with the human condition?

Which states of consciousness are valuable? How might we identify and cultivate them? These questions are the cornerstones of a Bewusstseinskultur, or culture of consciousness.

  • 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
neuroni su acido

Cosa succede ai neuroni in acido? L'LSD e altri psicoplastogeni possono consentire loro di formare nuove connessioni, che potrebbero aiutare ad alleviare la depressione.

  • 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
Il Modello REBUS

Secondo REBUS, le sostanze psichedeliche possono rilassare le rigide convinzioni di ordine superiore, consentendo alle informazioni dai sensi e ai livelli inferiori di elaborazione di irrompere e riorganizzare la mente.

  • Interview
  • Drug Science
Does microdosing LSD influence perception of time?

Could microdosing LSD influence time perception? A new study reveals time dilation even with sub-perceptual doses.

  • 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
Musica e psichedelici: una coppia perfetta

La musica è essenziale nella terapia psichedelica, incoraggia la catarsi emotiva e crea uno spazio sicuro in cui lasciarsi andare.

  • 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
  • MIND News
LUCIA N°03: Psychedelic experience induced by flickering light

Are psychedelic states possible without drugs? LUCIA N°03's flickering light induces an altered state characterized by calmness, deep relaxation, and unique hallucinations.

  • 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.