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Psychedelics – News and Features

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Math Theory Predicts How Neurons Learn

An international collaboration between researchers has demonstrated that self-organization of neurons as they “learn” follows a mathematical theory called the free energy principle.
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Deep Dive Into the Rat Brain Reveals Psychedelic Secrets

Researchers at Lund University have developed a technique for simultaneously measuring electrical signals from 128 areas of the brain in awake rats. They have then used the information to measure what happens to the neurons when the rats are given psychedelic drugs.
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The Pulse: Psychedelic News From Technology Networks Issue 6

Hello and welcome to the Pulse, the monthly psychedelics industry roundup from Technology Networks and Analytical Cannabis. Here, we’ll highlight some of the most significant psychedelic industry news from the past month, including important announcements, pre-clinical work and the latest from groundbreaking psychedelic clinical trials.
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Psilocybin Is Safe to Give to Anorexic Patients, Trial Finds

Researchers gave the ‘magic mushroom’ drug to ten participants with anorexia, who then received follow-up psychological support.
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Generic Ketamine Performs Strongly in Depression Trial

Around 20% of participants achieved total remission from their symptoms of severe depression after a month of bi-weekly injections with a low-cost version of ketamine.
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Will Psychedelic-Assisted Psychotherapy Be Available to Those Who Need It?

Psychedelic-based therapies are poised to change the treatments that psychiatrists can offer patients. How well this research will be implemented into practice will depend on patients’ willingness to undergo psychedelic-based treatments.
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A New "Psychedelic" Cannabis Compound Is More Myth Than Mystical

Among the latest cannabinoids to find fame online is THC-O-acetate, which has been gaining traction amid claims that it produces psychedelic effects similar to LSD or psilocybin mushrooms. But claims of a mystical experience have been greatly exaggerated, according to a new study.
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The Pulse: Psychedelic News From Technology Networks Issue 5

Hello and welcome to the Pulse, the monthly psychedelics industry roundup from Technology Networks and Analytical Cannabis. Here, we’ll highlight some of the most significant psychedelic industry news from the past month, including important announcements, pre-clinical work and the latest from groundbreaking psychedelic clinical trials.
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Ketamine's Effect on the Brain Is Different to Other Anesthetics

A study comparing the effect on the brain of four different anesthetics has shown ketamine to have a different effect on regional brain activity.
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Where Does Our Sense of Self Live in the Brain?

New research has identified the role of a small structure in the brain – the anterior precuneus – in determining our sense of physical self.
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