Posts Tagged ‘Beckley Foundation’

Vegetarian Brains

Vegetarian Brains
Vegetarians are more intelligent, says study Posted by Tino Verducci from The Future is Vegan Frequently dismissed as cranks, their fussy eating habits tend to make them unpopular with dinner party hosts and guests alike. But now it seems they may have the last laugh, with research showing vegetarians...
June 30th, 2010 | Health & Happiness | Read More

International drug crime measures ‘lead to executions’

International drug crime measures ‘lead to executions’
Enforcement by Britain, the UN and the EU backs up regimes that ignore human rights, says report. The United Nations, the European commission and individual states including Britain are flouting international human rights law by funding anti-drug crime measures that are inadvertently leading to the executions...
June 30th, 2010 | Drug Policy | Read More

Brain’s Master Switch Is Verified

Brain’s Master Switch Is Verified
The protein that has long been suspected by scientists of being the master switch allowing brains to function has now been verified by an Iowa State University researcher. Yeon-Kyun Shin, professor of biochemistry, biophysics and molecular biology at ISU, has shown that the protein called synaptotagmin1...
June 1st, 2010 | Science of the Mind | Read More

The Future of Brain Imaging

The Future of Brain Imaging
Silicon Shrinkwrap Melts Smoothly Onto Cat Brain to Monitor Activity in Real Time The wetted silk can apply a thin silicon layer directly to the brain’s contours, shrink-wrap style, and monitor brain activity By Jeremy Hsu Silk-Silicon Let me get inside your head John Rogers Implanting...
May 4th, 2010 | Science & Technology | Read More

CNN: Psychedelic Drugs for your Health

CNN: Psychedelic Drugs for your Health
Even CNN are jumping on the psychedelic band-wagon these days. Momentum is building…
April 27th, 2010 | Health & Happiness | Read More

Was there a whiff of cannabis about Jesus?

Was there a whiff of cannabis about Jesus?
Claims of drug use by biblical figures surprisingly have susbtance, says Professor Carl Ruck Was Jesus a Stoner? is the mischievous title of an article about the use of cannabis in ancient Judaism in next month’s High Times, a pro-cannabis magazine. Its author, Chris Bennett, likes to shock....
April 26th, 2010 | Health & Happiness | Read More

Can the Peace Drug Help Clean Up the War Mess?

Can the Peace Drug Help Clean Up the War Mess?
At a conference last weekend, researchers reported positive results on the effectiveness of MDMA in relieving PTSD and talked about psilocybin in reducing stress in late-stage cancer patients By Brian Vastag for Scientific America SAN JOSE, California—Michael Bledsoe’s story begins like that...
April 26th, 2010 | Drug Policy | Read More

Amanda Feilding’s Talk at the Psychedelic Science in the 21st Century Conference in San Jose

Amanda Feilding’s Talk at the Psychedelic Science in the 21st Century Conference in San Jose
It’s great to be here today, with so many companeros, on this eve of the 16th of April, the day 67 years ago, when Albert Hoffman accidentally experienced his first LSD-trip, which launched the thousand ships on which we now sail. I set up the Beckley Foundation in 1998 for the purpose of scientifically...
April 25th, 2010 | Science of the Mind | Read More

Not Feeling Well? Perhaps You’re ‘Marijuana Deficient’

Not Feeling Well? Perhaps You’re ‘Marijuana Deficient’
Scientists have begun speculating that the root cause of disease conditions such as migraines and irritable bowel syndrome may be endocannabinoid deficiency. From AlterNet, by Paul Armentano For several years I have postulated that marijuana is not, in the strict sense of the word, an intoxicant. As...
April 19th, 2010 | Drug Policy | Read More

Have we cracked the DMT Puzzle?

Have we cracked the DMT Puzzle?
James Kent attempts to tie a knot in the meme of autonomous elves and other DMT entities. “Snippets of the Psyche” revealed in DMT space, by James Kent The comments in this article are adapted from Psychedelic Information Theory: Shamanism in the Age of Reason, by James Kent. The following...
April 7th, 2010 | Altered States | Read More