Psychedelics have had a huge cultural impact in the world. But their criminalization has lead to unnecessary taboos around them that can be chased away with science.
The Interdisciplinary Conference on Psychedelics Research has helped enormously to normalize the topic of psychedelics in scientific circles in the past decade, after the data came in and the science turned out to be real: given the right circumstances, psychedelics can have a profound positive impact in people who suffer from trauma or depression.
They can also provide research avenues into the field of neuroscience previously thought impossible – providing better questions around the nature of reality, consciousness and the workings of the brain – because the altered states of consciousness provide a sound comparative material to understand neurological processes better.
Serious scientific institutions have now involved themselves with research into future medicine like MDMA, lsd, and psilocybin.
In 2020, the Interdisciplinary Conference on Psychedelics Research 2020 – ICPR2020 – was held. A four-day conference with the latest scientific insights into psychedelics from a multitude of speakers from 44 countries. Dozens of volunteers helped in the organization.
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