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Dr. Robin Carhart-Harris - Science of the Soul (#104)

Episode Summary

Head of the Centre for Psychedelic Research, Division of Brain Sciences, Faculty of Medicine, Imperial College London. Robin has designed a number of functional brain imaging studies with psilocybin (magic mushrooms), LSD, MDMA (ecstasy) and DMT (ayahuasca), plus a clinical trial of psilocybin for treatment resistant depression. He has over 50 published papers in peer-reviewed scientific journals; two of which were ranked in the top 100 most impactful academic articles of 2016. Robin’s research has featured in major national and international media and he has given a popular TEDx talk.

Episode Notes

Robin Heads the Psychedelic Research Group within the Centre for Psychiatry at Imperial College London, where he has designed a number of functional brain imaging studies with psilocybin (magic mushrooms), LSD, MDMA (ecstasy) and DMT (ayahuasca), plus a clinical trial of psilocybin for treatment resistant depression. He has over 50 published papers in peer-reviewed scientific journals; two of which were ranked in the top 100 most impactful academic articles of 2016. Robin’s research has featured in major national and international media and he has given a popular TEDx talk.

Dr Carhart-Harris moved to Imperial College London in 2009 after obtaining his PhD in Psychopharmacology from the University of Bristol, and prior to that, an MA in Psychoanalysis at Brunel University.  In 2015 he founded the Psychedelic Research Group at Imperial, which he runs. He has an honorary position at the University of Oxford.

 

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