Academic background: M.Sc. Psychology
Target language: Portuguese
Short bio: Carla Soares received her master’s degree in Psychology from the University of Porto, Portugal. In her thesis, she studied the psychedelic experience from the users’ perspectives and through the lens of self-care. She is currently part of the research team at Coimbra Institute for Biomedical Imaging and Translational Research, where she is working on a project that explores the neural effects of ayahuasca-induced states.
Why do you support the BTG? I support the BTG because I recognize the importance of disseminating scientific knowledge. I believe that the ultimate meaning underlying scientific production is to translate, communicate and transform it into useful resources for the wider community. I also believe that the successful implementation of psychedelic treatments depends on this transmission of valid, accurate, and easily accessible knowledge.