Thu, Jun 04 | Live Stream Event

Robin Carhart-Harris, PhD Interview and Live Q&A

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Robin Carhart-Harris, PhD Interview and Live Q&A

Time & Location

Jun 04, 2020, 2:00 PM CDT
Live Stream Event

About the Event

Robin Carhart-Harris was inspired to study the therapeutic  potentials of psychedelics after reading Stan’s book Realms of the Human  Unconscious . He describes the impact of psychedelics on brain function  by first detailing the hierarchical nature of brain organization that  determines what receives the most attention – resulting in a “broad  brush” representation of reality that is shallow and limited.  Psychedelics open neural pathways that override the hierarchical  structure, flooding the mind with stimulus and opening new perspectives.  Importantly, challenging experiences reveal the dark material within  the individual, and help prevent people from projecting those feelings  into the world. ECT offers a similar scrambling of brain function, but  the patient is unconscious. Whereas during a psychedelic session, the  person is fully awake and participating in the process.

Live Q&A: Filmmakers Susan Hess Logeais & Mitch Schultz w/ Special Guest TBD