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Beckley Foundation Collaboration – A theory of conscious states informed by neuroimaging research with psychedelic drugs

February 4, 2014 BF Scientific Publications

Full article on Frontiersin.org This article has argued that scientific research with psychedelic drugs can have a revitalizing effect on psychoanalysis and an informing influence on mainstream psychology and psychiatry. Rather than discuss the content and interpretation of psychoanalytically-relevant material, we have adopted a mechanistic approach, in keeping with the mainstream cognitive neuroscience. This article […]

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How Ecstasy Acts on The Brain And Hints at Therapeutic Uses

January 24, 2014 BF Scientific Publications

MDMA is by no means a new substance in the drug landscape. Its recreational use sparked in the 1980s and has been sustained until now. However, veiled by a mix of urban legend, unscrupulous reporting and particularly harsh regulation; its mechanisms of action have remained mostly unknown. One of our goals here at the Beckley […]

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A discussion on scientific research with psychedelic drugs

June 12, 2013 Psilocybin

A series of discussions, organised by the Beckley Foundation’s collaboration with Imperial College London’s Neuropsychopharmacology unit, will be held on Wednesday 12th June at the university. Researches from around the world will be in attendance, presenting their latest findings and discussing new ideas arising as a result.

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Amanda Feilding’s introductory address at Psychedelic Science 2013

May 4, 2013 Beckley in the Media

Read Amanda Feilding’s introductory address at the Psychedelic Science Conference 2013, held in Oakland California on 18-22 April. The conference was co-hosted by the Beckley Foundation, Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies (MAPS), Heffter, and the Council for Spiritual Practices.

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Amanda Feilding’s speaks at Psychedelic Science 2013

May 1, 2013 Beckley in the Media

Read Amanda Feilding’s talk at the Psychedelic Science Conference 2013, held in Oakland California on 18-22 April. The conference was co-hosted by the Beckley Foundation, Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies (MAPS), Heffter, and the Council for Spiritual Practices.

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The Global Drug Survey: Results for 2013

May 1, 2013 Research

The Global Drug Survey aims to assess people’s drug taking habits and how these habits affect their lives by providing an anonymous survey for users. The results of the second Global Drug Survey, launched in 2012 and taken by a record 22,000 people in its 4 week run, were published this month in the music publication mixmag

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Psychedelic Science Conference 2013

April 26, 2013 Beckley in the Media

The Psychedelic Science conference, co-hosted by the Beckley Foundation, brought together researchers from around the world to discuss research, clinical trials, and medical discoveries involving psychedelic substances. Amanda Feilding presented the results of the Beckley Foundation research programme, including our recent investigations into psilocybin and MDMA.

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British press misrepresents research on cannabis liberalisation experiments

April 25, 2013 Cannabis

Earlier this month the press reported that the downgrade in cannabis (from B to C) in 2004 and the Lambeth depenalisation experiment had both been found to result in increased cannabis use and crime. However, the data these claims were based upon does not support this conclusion – provoking one of the authors to write a public letter of complaint about the misrepresentation of his research.

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Amanda Feilding Interviewed in the Evening Standard

April 16, 2013 Beckley in the Media

Amanda talks about her life, psilocybin research and all Beckley Foundation projects in this interview with the Evening Standard.

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Government Restrictions Obstruct Crucial Mental Health Research

April 15, 2013 Beckley in the Media

Current drug policies stifle important scientific and clinical research by placing an intolerable burden of regulation on scientists who wish to work with ‘controlled substances’, meaning that very few even try to do so.

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