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The Visual Effects of Ayahuasca in Humans: The First Study to Employ a Ketanserin Blockade

March 30, 2016 Achievements

Ayahuasca, like other major psychedelic drugs, is thought to produce its characteristic effects through interaction with 5-HT2A receptors. But what happens if we block the receptor with ketanserin, a drug that selectively binds to the 5-HT2A receptors? This is the world’s first study to test if the main psychological and physiological effects of ayahuasca still […]

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Prof. Roland Griffiths

October 13, 2010 Scientific Collaborators

Roland  Griffiths, Ph.D is Professor of Behavioral Biology at Johns Hopkins University where he investigates the Behavioural Pharmacology of Drugs of Abuse. To see Prof. Griffiths full CV click here Mathew Johnson, Ph.D is assistant professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences at Johns Hopkins University, where he studies behavioral pharmacology and addiction. To see Dr. Johnson’s […]

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Prof. Yuri Moskalenko

October 13, 2010 Scientific Collaborators

Prof. Yuri Moskalenko, is the Head of the Laboratory of the Sechenov Institute of Evolutionary Physiology and Biochemistry in St. Petersburg, and a world-recognized pioneer in cerebral circulation. The Beckley Foundation’s collaboration in Russia over the last five years has produced new and important findings on the dynamics of cerebral blood and cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) […]

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Dr. Thilo Hinterberger

October 13, 2010 Scientific Collaborators

Thilo  Hinterberger is with the Institute of Environmental Health at the University Hospital in Freiburg i.Br., Germany in the field of Neuroscience and consciousness research. He worked at the Institute of Medical Psychology and Behavioral Neurobiology part of the Eberhard-Karls-University of Tuebingen. Since 1997 he has worked on programming the Thought Translation Device (TTD), a […]

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Prof. Torsten Passie

October 13, 2010 Scientific Collaborators

Torsten Passie, M.D., Ph.D. is Assistant Professor for Consciousness Studies, Hannover Medical School, Germany.  He has done extensive research over more than 20 years on the use of hallucinogenic drugs, altered states of consciousness and shamanic practices in psychotherapy and healing. He worked at the Psychiatric University Clinic in Zürich (Switzerland) with the leading European […]

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Dr. Paul Morrison

October 13, 2010 Scientific Collaborators

Works at the Institute of Psychiatry, London. He investigates uses  EEG the physiological effects  of the different cannabinoids (chemical components of cannabis) on the brain. His groups work so far has shown that THC produces certain neural responses which are similar to those observed in some types of mental illness. This may be the physiological […]

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Dr. Celia Morgan

October 13, 2010 Scientific Collaborators

Celia joined the UCL Ed Psych team in 2010. She holds a BSc. and Ph.D. in Psychology from University College London and a diploma in Science Communication from Birkbeck University. Her Ph.D. concerned the short and long term effects of the drug ketamine, and her research relates to the effects of drugs on brain and […]

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Prof. Richard Wise

October 13, 2010 Scientific Collaborators

After completing his PhD at Cambridge University in cardiac imaging, Dr Wise joined the FMRIB Centre, Oxford University at the beginning of 2000. Richard worked closely with Professor Irene Tracey in her Pain Imaging Neuroscience Group. There he led the methodological development of human pharmacological FMRI studies. These examined the effects of analgesic agents that […]

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Dr. Robin Carhart-Harris

October 13, 2010 Scientific Collaborators

After completing an undergraduate degree in Psychology in 2003, Robin studied psychoanalysis at Masters level, receiving his MA in 2004. In 2005, Robin began a four year PhD in Psychopharmacology at the University of Bristol. Working for Professor David Nutt and Dr Sue Wilson, Robin’s thesis focused on sleep and serotonin function in ecstasy users. […]

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