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March 3, 2014

Just Say Know: A Cyberdelic History of the Future

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Wonderful 22-minute jaunt through the co-evolution of psychedelic counter-culture and personal computing.  I’ve studied this subject before but was still surprised by some new fun facts and connections revealed Boing Boing managing editor, David Pescovitz:

April 19, 2013

Psilocybin MRIs and Dr. Carhart-Harris help elucidate the psychedelic state.


Very cool explanation of how the filter mechanism or ‘reducing-valve’ theory of consciousness and psychedelic states suggested by William James, Aldous Huxley and others was recently supported by brain MRIs of people experiencing psilocybin.

February 21, 2013

How Will You Create The Universe?


From the same group that made the 3D music video to Bjork’s Wanderlust and the maker website for kids mentioned previously, DIY.org.
Like Bjork’s Wanderlust, this video is also available in 3D.

January 2, 2013

GOLEM

Elegant visuals set to profound words based on the short story, GOLEM XIV, by Stanislaw Lem.

December 22, 2012

Hyperspace

Amazing short film, loosely based on quotes from Terence Mckenna.

December 7, 2012

The BirdBuggy

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December 6, 2012

Rebekah Shaman Trailer

Teaser trailer for a documentary about a Western woman who trained with a Peruvian ayahuasca shaman.

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November 25, 2012

Neuroplastic Mechanisms Elicited with Ketamine in Treatment-Resistant Depression

Ronald S. Duman, PhD and Professor of Psychiatry and professor of neurobiology and of pharmacology at Yale School of Medicine gives a presentation on the recent discoveries concerning the dramatic neuroplastic effects of ketamine, in which he states that this is “the most significant finding in the field of depression in over fifty years.”

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For more detailed look at psychedelic(and ketamine)-induced neuroplasticity and effects on depression, check out my paper;

The Doors of Reception: Functionally selective receptor mosaics and the plasticity-inducing psychedelics that bind them.

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