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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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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 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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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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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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Magic Mushrooms – Psilocybin for Anxiety and Depression in Cancer

October 30, 2012 Psilocybin

Psilocybin for Anxiety and Depression in Cancer Picture: Psychology Today 2012 Psilocybin may help improve quality of life in terminally ill people. Published on October 28, 2012 by Scott A. McGreal, MSc. in Unique—Like Everybody Else The Beckley Foundation have been at the heart of several recent studies into psilocybin, the active ingredient in magic […]

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Magic Mushrooms – Psilocybin and Personality

October 30, 2012 Psilocybin

Psilocybin and Personality Picture: Psychology Today 2012 Psychedelics research sheds new light on the biological basis of personality. Published on September 5, 2012 by Scott A. McGreal, MSc. in Unique—Like Everybody Else “What I found particularly interesting was that another study on psilocybin found that people who had never before taken the drug experienced an […]

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Functional Connectivity Measures After Psilocybin Inform a Novel Hypothesis of Early Psychosis

October 15, 2012 BF Scientific Publications

A new analysis of the original psilocybin fMRI data has recently been published in a new paper in Schizophrenia Bulletin, in which the psychedelic state is analysed for similarity with early psychosis, as both share similar effects on how different areas of the brain communicate with eachother.

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MDMA: Brain Imaging Study to be Shown on Channel 4

September 22, 2012 MDMA

This research is to be featured in the two-part Channel 4 documentary Drugs Live on 26/7 September at 10PM, which will show volunteers including the novelist Lionel Shriver, the actor Keith Allen and the former MP Evan Harris being scanned after taking MDMA and/or placebo. A collaboration between the Beckley Foundation and Imperial College London is pioneering […]

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