Psychedelics and Connectedness

Dr Dean Wright A study from 2017 performed a thematic analysis of patients’ experiences of using psilocybin in a therapeutic context. Within the people who experienced the largest therapeutic effect, the theme of “connection” or “connectedness” was prevalent.. This could be further broken down into connection with the self, others, and the world. It makes sense that […]

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Predicting Responses to Psychedelics

Dr Dean Wright You may have read about, or even participated in the Psychedelic Experience Survey, run by the Psychedelic Research Group at the Imperial College, London. This survey was designed to measure the effects of people’s personal use of psychedelics. To do this, participants complete a variety of online questionnaires at various time points, from two […]

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Psychedelics and Creativity

Dr Dean Wright Creativity is a difficult construct to define within psychological terms. We know it when we see it, but how do we define it? Within psychology, creativity is commonly defined as the ability to generate ideas, solutions, or products that are both novel and appropriate. Being able to come up with alternative solutions to […]

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