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Is LSD about to return to polite society?

April 26, 2015 Uncategorized

Vilified and misunderstood for decades, psychedelics and other controlled substances are resurfacing into the public sphere. This time, however, by the hand of the latest developments in neuroscience and neuroimaging technology. Amanda Feilding and the Beckley Foundation have been at the forefront of this renaissance, co-designing and carrying out breakthrough research in collaboration with leading […]

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Amanda Feilding Shares Her Memories of Albert Hofmann on Bicycle Day

April 20, 2015 Beckley in the Media

“Albert was the most charming and possibly the happiest person I’ve ever met. Even at the age of 100, he had a twinkle in his eye—probably because he knew what a wonderful gift he had given to mankind,” said Feilding. “For a time he was filled with sorrow at his ‘wonder child’ becoming a ‘problem […]

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Amanda Feilding on Fubar Radio

April 15, 2015 Beckley in the Media

  On Tuesday 14th April 2015, Amanda Feilding, director of the Beckley Foundation, spoke to Tom Latchem on Fubar Radio, London about the LSD research – part of the Beckley/Imperial Research Programme -, our crowdfunding campaign with Walacea.com, the recent work of the Beckley Foundation, and the state of international drug policy.  

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Far Out: Crowdfunding Gives New Life to LSD, MDMA Research

April 8, 2015 Beckley in the Media

“Nobody has been investigating these drugs since the invention of brain imaging technology,” Amanda Feilding, director of the Beckley Foundation, which ran the Walacea crowdfunding campaign, told NBC News. “For those of us who are doing this research, it’s like being in a wonderful orchard filled with low-hanging fruit, because nobody has explored these areas.” […]

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Mapping the psychedelic brain: how LSD is making a comeback

March 26, 2015 Beckley in the Media

Can drugs help depression? Crowdfunding allows science researchers to bypass institutional reservations and study taboo subjects. New Statesman by Ian Steadman  25 March, 2015 More than 40 years after its prohibition by the Misuse of Drugs Act 1971, LSD is making a comeback. Earlier this month came an announcement from Professor David Nutt that the first-ever brain-scanning […]

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46 Countries vote for LSD research

March 17, 2015 Uncategorized

Research carried out as part of the Beckley Foundation Psychedelic Research Programme.  Crowdfunding campaign for world’s first images of the brain on LSD smashes target in 36 hours and has been supported by over 1000 people in 46 countries. Today the world’s first LSD brain imaging study that is crowdfunding on Walacea has raised over […]

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Psychedelic Science Should Not Be Feared, It Should Be Encouraged

March 17, 2015 Beckley in the Media

Huffington Post – the Blog by Amanda Feilding Posted: 11/03/2015 13:59 GMT  Thinking is at the heart of what makes us human. Innate intellectual curiosity shapes our well-being. A clear example of this potential can be found in mortality statistics. At the beginning of last century in Britain, life expectancy was approximately 50 years. Nowadays, it is […]

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This is your brain on LSD? Scientists want to find out

March 9, 2015 Beckley in the Media

Amanda Feilding talks to Parvati Shallows of CBS News about our crowdfunding campaign and the Beckley Foundation Psychedelic Research Programme. CBS News – March 6th 2015 Would you pay money to support a scientific experiment involving illegal drugs? “We went into it tenuously and have been delighted by the response,” said Fielding. “It’s an incredibly […]

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“What the results of the cannabis trial show is that Prohibition must end”

March 5, 2015 Policy

The social life of the cannabis plant dates back to more than ten millenia. Many studies have been written on this subject, but they tend to focus on the problematic aspects of use, which are suffered by a small percentage of the total number of users. The policies of prohibition have reinforced this negative bias, […]

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Amanda Feilding interviewed for Channel 4 Drugs:Live

March 5, 2015 Beckley in the Media

Amanda Feilding, Director of the Beckley Foundation, talks to Alan Hayling of Renegade Pictures for Channel 4’s Drugs Live: “Cannabis is an amazing medicine, that is what millions of people around the world are saying. And they’re going to the extent of breaking the law in order to take cannabis because it is medicating their […]

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