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 weeks before the trip, up to one year afterwards. 

The initial results of this study have now been published, in the journal, Frontiers in PharmacologyIt looks at a variety of variables relating to the ‘set‘ of the person, including the intention for use, personality variables and measures of well being. This study will help us to better understand the factors that enable the most beneficial use of these substances as they become more widely available.