Core Principles

In a previous post we have briefly outlined the motivations and goals of APRA. Here, we take a more in-depth look at the principles that define APRA’s philosophy and approach. This post will hopefully provide a clearer picture of what APRA is about. Enjoy! And thanks for reading.   Core Principles Research and education focus. The focus […]

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Welcome

APRA is an interdisciplinary, academic association for researchers and university students based in Amsterdam, focusing on substances that show promise for therapy and research, but that suffer an impaired research development because of their legal status or psychoactive effects.

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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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Psilocybin Treatment in Patients with Treatment-Resistant Depression – Lecture by Renske Blom (MD) and Metten Somers (MD, PhD)

There is renewed interest in the application of psychedelics in psychiatric care. This trial is the first that examines the safety and efficacy of psilocybin-treatment at a larger scale in participants with treatment resistant depression. We are joined by Renske Blom, resident psychiatry, MD (Sub-I of the psilocybin study) and Metten Somers, psychiatrist, MD , […]

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Destigmatizing Ketamine – an Interview with Tharcila Chaves

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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