Psychedelics

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Psych album of the week: Syd Barrett’s The Madcap Laughs (1970)

As a pop album, it’s a disaster. As a document of Syd Barrett’s splintering psyche, on the other hand, it’s fascinating

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MDMA shows potential in PTSD treatment; more research needed on other psychedelics

Australian researchers review the state of the evidence for using these drugs in the treatment of post-traumatic stress disorder

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UC Berkeley is launching a new centre for psychedelic research

The centre’s cofounders include UC Berkeley neuroscientist David Presti, psychologist Dacher Keltner, and journalism professor Michael Pollan

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Havn Life psychedelics company

Vancouver psychedelics company Havn Life obtains Health Canada exemption

Health Minister Patty Hajdu has given its wholly owned subsidiary the green light to possess pure psilocybin for research purposes.

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Psych album of the week: the Black Angels’ Indigo Meadow (2013)

Droning, buzzing, euphoric and red-eyed, the fourth full-length by the Black Angels features all the ’60s-referencing psychedelic sounds you could wish for

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Psych album of the week: Massive Attack’s Mezzanine (1998)

Anytime a filmmaker needs to convey paranoia; thick, brooding intensity; druggy malaise; or beauty in the darkness, you know Massive Attack has it covered

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