Center for Psychedelic & Consciousness Research

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.

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Defining Consciousness

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.

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