Remembering Martin Fortier

A scholarly journey Written by Michiel van Elk and George Fejer (edited by Marco Aqil) Martin Fortier was an anthropologist by training, but he also had a strong background in philosophy, cognitive science, developmental psychology, neuroscience and psychedelic research. His broad background gave him a perfect overview of different fields and allowed him to approach […]

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How can psychedelic substances facilitate research into and treatment of psychiatric disorders?

How can psychedelic substances facilitate research into and treatment of psychiatric disorders? Essay by Josephine Marschall. Edited by Marco Aqil.    Researchers in biological psychiatry are currently progressing within a ‘third wave’ of discussions, as described by Henrik Walter [1], to develop new approaches for investigating and classifying psychiatric disorders. According to Walter, the first […]

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Journal Club #14 – W. Rietdijk (PhD): “A Microphenomenological Study of Mindfulness Meditation”

Our 14th Journal Club installment will be hosted by Willeke Rietdijk (PhD). The title is “A micro-phenomenological study of processes and mechanisms of mindfulness meditation”. See below for more details Where: Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, Medical Faculty (MF) Building, Room A307 When: Thursday, February 20th, 5:30 pm (presentation will start ~5.45pm). RSVP: Facebook event Entrance is […]

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Journal Club #13 – Daan Keiman (MA): “Psychedelic chaplaincy: integrating interfaith spiritual care into psychedelic therapies and science”

Our 13th JC instalment will be hosted by Daan Keiman (MA). The title is “Psychedelic Chaplaincy – Integrating Interfaith Spiritual Care Into Psychedelic Therapies and Science”. See below for more details Where: Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, Mathematics and Science (WN) Building, Room M129 When: Friday, November 29th, 5pm (presentation will start ~5.15pm) RSVP: Facebook Event Entrance is free for registered […]

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Journal Club #12 – Aidan Lyon (PhD): “Attention: A Unified Theory of Psychedelics and Meditation”

Our 12th JC instalment will be hosted by Aidan Lyon (PhD). The title is “Attention: A Unified Theory of Psychedelics and Meditation”. See below for more details Where: Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, Mathematics and Science (WN) Building, Room M129 When: Friday, October 18th, 5pm (presentation will start ~5.15pm) RSVP: Facebook Event Entrance is free for registered APRA members who have […]

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Interview with Dr. Rudolf Faust

Isolde de Jong started her internship with APRA in November 2018, ever since she is reporting activities within the organization. As a student of applied psychology with a main interest in psychedelic research, she developed a strong curiosity in the biological mechanisms of certain entheogenic plants and other substances. With this internship she hopes to […]

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New realities in psychotrauma

Isolde de Jong started her internship with APRA in November 2018, ever since she is reporting activities within the organization. As a student of applied psychology with a main interest in psychedelic research, she developed a strong curiosity in the biological mechanisms of certain entheogenic plants and other substances. With this internship she hopes to […]

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Journal Club #11 – Koen Seignette (PhD cand.): “Feedback-feedforward information processing unbalances and the neurophysiology of hallucinations”

Our 11th JC installment will be hosted by Koen Seignette, PhD student at the Netherlands Institute for Neuroscience. Koen’s work focuses on sensory processing and plasticity, perceptual learning, feedforward and feedback integration in mouse V1, in the Christiaan Levelt Lab. Where: Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, Medical Faculty Building, Room D565 When: Tuesday, May 21st, 6pm (presentation […]

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