Dangers for the psychedelic Renaissance

Opinion. Written by Marco Aqil (PhD Cand., APRA founder). A recent viewpoint paper from the Griffiths Lab delivers a cautionary note on some trends which, according to the authors, might jeopardise the ongoing development of the psychedelic Renaissance in science and medicine. The authors provide a warning about the necessity of keeping psychedelic research as […]

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Journal Club #16 – Steven Voges: “Oxytocin-dependent reopening of a social reward learning critical period with MDMA”

In this Journal Club, Steven Voges, currently a PhD candidate at the Netherlands Institute for Neuroscience, will present the recent paper “Oxytocin-dependent reopening of a social reward learning critical period with MDMA”. You can use this link to read a summary of the full article. Where: Online (Zoom address communicated via members email newsletter). This […]

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Journal Club #15 – Rudolf Faust (PhD): “Deep posteromedial cortical rhythm in dissociation”

In this Journal Club, Dr. Rudolf Faust, currently a postdoctoral researcher at the Netherlands Institute for Neuroscience, will present the recent paper “Deep posteromedial cortical rhythm in dissociation” (Vesuna et al., Nature, 2020). See this link for a summary of the full article. Where: Online (Zoom address communicated via members email newsletter). This is a […]

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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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