uniMIND - Psychedelic Science

Hello :-) My name is Laura and I am the coordinator of the uniMIND group Osnabrück. I am a bachelor ́s student of Cognitive Science and my main interests are philosophy, psychology and neurobiology. I came across the resurgent research interest of science regarding psychedelics a few years ago, since psychiatric diseases account for a large part of the health restrictions worldwide and the treatment prospects for a comfortable life with the disease or even a cure with current (drug-based) treatments are still insufficient. My main focus is the potential for a medical application. In this course I got to know the MIND foundation and the uniMIND concept, which stands for a new culture of consciousness. uniMIND sets up academic discussion groups composed of students and senior academics from a wide range of levels and backgrounds. These groups then meet with the shared goal of engaging in critical discourse on altered states of consciousness and psychedelics. Discussions revolve around applications in basic and clinical research, the mind and brain sciences, philosophy, as well the humanities and social sciences. Knowledge gained in uni-MIND can be the starting point for wri-ting a bachelors, masters, or doctoral thesis, for vivid collaborative communi-ties, and project applications.uniMIND groups meet regularly at a convenient location, usually at their respective university. Each week’s speaker presents a publication/topic/project per meeting using slides, handouts, or an oral presentation. Topics may cover any discipline related to psychedelic research from psychotherapy and neuroscience to the humanities and social sciences. The topic will be shared prior to the meeting to allow the rest of the group to prepare. Apart from research article discussions, lectures, projects or other psychedelic research-related topics can be discussed. And maybe sometimes there should be a piece of cake too. The initiative in Osnabrück started in 2019. For the upcoming semester, we will meet regularly in person or online- depending on the general situation and restrictions. Interested people from all disciplines are welcome, if the language (primarily english) might be a reason for insecurity- no need to! We will find a way to integrate everybody who is interested. If you are interested, please contact me via mail: slauri@aol.com