“Mapping a Landscape of Consciousness in the Dynamics of the Human Brain” – Lecture by Andrea Luppi (MSc, PhD Cand.)

On May 20th, 2021, Andrea Luppi (MSc, PhD Cand.) will discuss his own research on altered states of consciousness and the role of psychedelics in this context. Abstract: A fundamental challenge of modern neuroscience is to understand how the neurobiology and function of the human brain support conscious experience. The brain is a paradigmatic example […]

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“TOWARDS PSYCHEDELIC APPRENTICESHIP” – LECTURE BY CHRIS TIMMERMANN

In this lecture, Chris Timmermann will be talking about his paper “Towards Psychedelic Apprenticeship: Developing a gentle touch for the mediation and validation of psychedelic-induced insights and revelations.” A striking feature of psychedelics is their ability to increase attribution of truth and meaningfulness to specific contents and ideas experienced, which may persist long after psychedelic […]

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APRA Introduction Lecture

On April 8th, we will give a lecture about APRA. Are you interested in who’s behind the association, what our aims, ambitions and goals are and how you can get involved? Are you curious, have you recently become a member or are you thinking about becoming one? Then this lecture is for you! Join us […]

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JC #18: From many to one: Meditation and the plasticity of the predictive mind

In this journal club, Ruben Laukkonen will discuss his recent paper “From many to one: Meditation and the plasticity of the predictive mind”. AbstractHow profoundly can humans change their own minds? In this paper we offer a unifying account of meditation under the predictive processing view of living organisms. We start from relatively simple axioms. […]

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The Market of Non-hallucinogenic Psychedelics: Patentable Molecules for the Sober-minded

By Alberto Cantizani López MA Student of Medical Anthropology at UvA In the last years, psychedelic science has regained relevance in the field of psychiatric treatments with a radical idea. Research is showing that altered states of mind induced by psychoactive substances can in fact be healing for those suffering from mental health disorders. But […]

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“Psychedelic Militancy in the 1980s” – Lecture by Christian Greer (PhD)

On February 13th, 2021, Christian Greer (PhD) will give a lecture on the topic of his dissertation: “Psychedelic Militancy in the 1980s”.The psychedelic dimension of religious experience occupies a marginal position in the scholarship of American culture. For the last seven decades, scholars have viewed the psychedelicist church movement as, variously, an excuse for taking […]

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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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