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Amanda Feilding on Fubar Radio

April 15, 2015 Beckley in the Media

  On Tuesday 14th April 20015, 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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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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Psychedelic drugs like LSD could be used to treat depression, study suggests

March 10, 2015 Beckley in the Media

Researchers warn that patients are missing out on potential benefits due to prohibitive regulations on research into recreational drugs Hannah Devlin – The Guardian 5th March 2015 Psychedelic drugs could prove to be highly effective treatments for depression and alcoholism, according to scientists who have obtained the first brain scans of people under the influence […]

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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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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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PRESS RELEASE Channel 4′s DRUGS LIVE: CANNABIS

March 3, 2015 Beckley in the Media

Live TV programme features pioneering cannabis study showing effects of different cannabis varieties. Cannabis is the most widely used illicit substance in the world. In the UK, half of 16-29 year olds have used it at least once in their life. And yet, while hundreds of thousands of studies have documented the ‘problematic’ aspects of […]

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Don’t freak out: LSD may aid cancer victims

February 16, 2015 Beckley in the Media

15 February 2015 Tony Allen-Mills of the Sunday Times explores the research carried out by the Beckley/Imperial Psychedelic Research Programme into the effects of LSD on the human brain. “We’ve got a long way to go to overcome the taboo,” said Amanda Feilding, the Countess of Wemyss and March. She is a leading British drug […]

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The Trip Treatment

February 9, 2015 Beckley in the Media

Research into psychedelics, shut down for decades, is now yielding exciting results. The New Yorker – Annals of Medicine February 9, 2015 Issue Amanda Feilding co-directs, together with Prof. David Nutt, the Beckley Foundation/Imperial College Psychedelic Research Programme. Through this collaboration, we co-designed the first-ever brain-imaging study featured in the upcoming edition of The New […]

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