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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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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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“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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Beckley Foundation’s Research on Psychedelics

March 5, 2015 Uncategorized

Psychedelics have been used throughout history for different social and/or spiritual purposes. Experts suggest that the relationship of humankind with these substances started as early as the Bronze Age. In fact, some of these ancient practices have survived into our days. From the 1960s, psychedelic use leaped into the public sphere in the Americas, Europe […]

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World’s First Image of The Brain On LSD

March 5, 2015 Featured Slider

World’s First Image of The Brain On LSD To Be Crowdfunded by Professor Nutt and Amanda Feilding Together with Professor David Nutt, former advisor to the UK government, Amanda Feilding and the Beckley Foundation are turning to the new science crowdfunding site Walacea.com to raise money for a ground-breaking study producing the very first images […]

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