Scientific research is the result of a very diverse range of activities that precede (and follow) the research itself. These include training their own staff and sharing new knowledge and experience with colleagues (also) from abroad.
On October the 16th, we welcomed international guests at the National Institute of Mental Health, who came to share the results of their research at the workshop on “Neuroimaging in Psychedelics – What We Can Learn by EEG, Magnetic Resonance and Neuroplasticity Studies”. The program was fulfilled. In seventeen short lectures, the program participants presented their work, which was an incentive for others to think about possible forms of cooperation that they could discuss freely during the dinner that closed the day.
Among the invited speakers were Prof. Dr. Jan Ramaekers from the Netherlands, whose work is focused on the impact of the use of psychedelics on cognition; Prof. Dr. sc. nat. Anna Fejtová, whose unusual subject of study – neuroplasticity – led to an interesting discussion. We had guests from Germany, such as Prof. Dr. habil. Thomas R. Knösche, who is interested in computational modelling of neural networks and biophysical modelling of EEG/MEG.
We also welcomed the representatives of ANT-Neuro (Frank Zanow, PhD, Patrick Fiedler, PhD, Prof. Dr. habil. Thomas R. Knösche), who are cooperating with our scientists on the Neuron Expedition to secure the technology of their own production – portable caps EEG, as well as the researchers Eduardo Schenberg, PhD, and Tania Re, PhD, who are also part of the Neuron Expedition. The next steps in the research of the psychoactive drink Ayahuasca were debated. At the present, the most important thing is to secure the legal side of research in Brazil. Equally important is to secure the financial side of the whole project.
If you are interested in supporting our current research on psychedelic substances, you can do so through the form on the home page of our website. The ability to contribute in bitcoin is now available as well.