Johns Hopkins University researchers plan to use psychedelic drugs to attack some of society's toughest problems at a new research center, including smoking, depression, alcoholism, Alzheimer's disease, anorexia, Lyme disease and even addiction to opioids.
The new Center for Psychedelic & Consciousness Research opened this month in Baltimore. Read more
New research shows that the near-death experience may reflect changes in the same chemical system in the brain that is targeted by drugs like ketamine. Read more
What does it meant to say that consciousness is evolving? This author explains his thoughts on that here. Read more
Are humans the only species that get high? Science seems to say no, that some animals show evidence of getting high. Here’s a look at how dolphins may be getting intoxicated. What does this say about our search for other states of being? Read more
This article looks at dreaming, and why some people always remember their dreams while others never remember. Read more
What are we talking about when we talk about consciousness? In this article, Peter Russell explores the meaning. He studied mathematics and theoretical physics at the University of Cambridge under the supervision of Stephen Hawking. As his fascination with the nature of consciousness increased, Peter changed to experimental psychology and gained a first-class degree in that subject as well as a postgraduate degree in computer science. Read more