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Author Langlitz, Nicolas, 1975-

Title Neuropsychedelia : the revival of hallucinogen research since the decade of the brain / Nicolas Langlitz
Published Berkeley : University of California Press, ©2012

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Description 1 online resource (ix, 316 pages)
Contents Introduction: neuropsychopharmacology as spiritual technology -- Psychedelic revival -- Swiss psilocybin and US dollars -- The varieties of psychedelic lab experience -- Enacting experimental psychoses -- Between animality and divinity -- Mystic materialism -- Conclusion: fieldwork in perennial philosophy
Summary Neuropsychedelia examines the revival of psychedelic science since the "Decade of the Brain." After the breakdown of this previously prospering area of psychopharmacology, and in the wake of clashes between counterculture and establishment in the late 1960s, a new generation of hallucinogen researchers used the hype around the neurosciences in the 1990s to bring psychedelics back into the mainstream of science and society. This book is based on anthropological fieldwork and philosophical reflections on life and work in two laboratories that have played key roles in this development: a human lab in Switzerland and an animal lab in California. It sheds light on the central transnational axis of the resurgence connecting American psychedelic culture with the home country of LSD. In the borderland of science and religion, Neuropsychedelia explores the tensions between the use of hallucinogens to model psychoses and to evoke spiritual experiences in laboratory settings. Its protagonists, including the anthropologist himself, struggle to find a place for the mystical under conditions of late-modern materialism. - Publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Hallucinogenic drugs -- Research
Neuropsychopharmacology.
Hallucinogenic drugs and religious experience.
Science.
Pharmacology.
Psychotropic drugs.
Mathematical models.
Life sciences.
Physical sciences.
Medical personnel.
Religion.
Humanities.
Hallucinogenic drugs.
Mysticism.
Psychopharmacology.
Research.
Psychology.
Science
Psychiatric Somatic Therapies
Religious Philosophies
Pharmacology
Behavioral Sciences
Psychotropic Drugs
Models, Theoretical
Central Nervous System Agents
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Behavioral Disciplines and Activities
Biological Science Disciplines
Natural Science Disciplines
Investigative Techniques
Therapeutic Uses
Health Occupations
Religion
Pharmacologic Actions
Psychiatry and Psychology
Disciplines and Occupations
Chemical Actions and Uses
Analytical, Diagnostic and Therapeutic Techniques and Equipment
Humanities
Chemicals and Drugs
Hallucinogens
Mysticism
Psychopharmacology
Research
Models, Psychological
sciences (philosophy)
pharmacology.
behavioral sciences.
mathematical models.
biological sciences.
physical sciences.
religion (discipline)
humanities.
mysticism.
research (function)
science (modern discipline)
PSYCHOLOGY -- General.
SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Anthropology -- General.
Science
Research
Religion
Psychotropic drugs
Psychopharmacology
Physical sciences
Pharmacology
Mysticism
Medical personnel
Mathematical models
Life sciences
Humanities
Hallucinogenic drugs
Hallucinogenic drugs and religious experience
Hallucinogenic drugs -- Research
Neuropsychopharmacology
Social Sciences.
Psychology.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0520954904
9780520954908
1283959925
9781283959926