THE JOURNEY OF PSYCHEDELIC MEDICINES FROM NATURAL TREATMENTS TO FORBIDDEN SUBSTANCES AND BACK AGAIN
Thursday 5 December 2019, 7 pm
Czech Centre, Czech Embassy Cinema, 26 Kensington Palace Gardens, London W8 4QY
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LSD, psilocybin, mescaline or MDMA are notoriously known as illegal and dangerous drugs. However, the reality is very different. Recent scienctific research confirms their potential to support the neurobiology of mental processes and also their unique potency in treating disorders such as depression, anxiety and addictions. The Czech Centre’s Science Café talk will summarize the current body of knowledge on psychedelics in the context of the laboratory and clinical research and their traditional use.
Dr Tomas Palenicek has worked as a neuroscientist and psychiatrist at the National Institute of Mental Health, Czech Republic since 2001. During his career, he has been a principle investigator on several projects examining psychedelics in animals, later joining in the human ketamine research, and finally becoming a principle investigator of the first healthy volunteer trials on psilocybin and cannabis in the Czech Republic. Today, he is a leader of preclinical and clinical research teams focusing on the research into psychedelics.
The event is organised in collaboration with National Institute of Mental Health, Klecany, Czech Republic, PSYRES Foundation and Neuron Foundation.
Part of Science Café, a series of popular science presentations and talks by the best Czech scientists and innovators of today presented by the Czech Centre London.