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Talk: The Science of Psychedelics with Dr Chris Timmermann
February 14 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pmFrom £13.76
The traditional use of psychoactive plants and fungi for spiritual and shamanic rituals has occurred for thousands of years, whereas the Western scientific research of these substances has only been explored in the last 100 years, and prohibition stalled the last 50 years of this.
In this talk you will be introduced to the science of these traditional psychedelics along with their modern counterparts first synthesised in the 20th century. Dr. Timmermann will also touch upon the mental health applications for these drugs.
Now that scientific research is resuming, what do psychedelics tell us about the weirder side of human consciousness, and what can be learned from the traditional shamanic practices with these substances? Find this out and more in this enlightening talk.
Doors open at 7 pm, and talk starts at 7.30 pm – come down early to grab a bite to eat!
Christopher Timmermann (PhD) is a neuroscientist and psychologist from Santiago, Chile and based at the Centre for Psychedelic Research in Imperial College London, where he conducted the first neuroimaging studies on the effects of the potent psychedelic, DMT. His work focuses on the neuroscience, psychology, beliefs, and ethics of the psychedelic experience.
Pre-talk dining at the Hen & Chicken
Here at the Hen & Chicken, we are passionate about fresh, tasty food & local craft beers.
Beat the queue! Get priority reserved seats upstairs when you join us for dinner downstairs in the main bar, before the talk. You can book your table for dinner here: Book a Table – Hen & Chicken
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