uniMIND sets up academic discussion groups composed of students and senior academics from a wide range of levels and backgrounds. These groups then meet with the shared goal of engaging in critical discourse on altered states of consciousness and psychedelics. Discussions revolve around applications in basic and clinical research, the mind and brain sciences, philosophy, as well the humanities and social sciences. Knowledge gained in uniMIND can be the starting point for writing a bachelors, masters, or doctoral thesis, for vivid collaborative communities, and project applications.
uniMIND groups meet regularly at a convenient location, usually at their respective university. Each week’s speaker presents a publication/topic/project per meeting using slides, handouts, or an oral presentation. Topics may cover any discipline related to psychedelic research from psychotherapy and neuroscience to the humanities and social sciences. The topic will be shared prior to the meeting to allow the rest of the group to prepare.
Apart from research article discussions, lectures, projects or other psychedelic research-related topics can be discussed. And maybe sometimes there should be a piece of cake too.