After decades of dormancy, human research with psychedelics was renewed in the mid 1990s, thanks to work by Rick Strassman, Franz Vollenweider, and others. At the same time, prominent neuroscientists such as Francis Crick began to seriously study consciousness. These two research areas are starting to converge in interesting ways. This website aims to track this convergence & point out interesting findings.
Matthew Baggott Ph.D. is a neuroscientist who is interested in alterations of consciousness caused by drugs like MDMA ('Ecstasy') and what these changes can tell us about the workings of the brain. Matthew is currently a postdoctoral fellow in psychiatric genetics at the University of Chicago.
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