Neuropsychedelia: The Revival of Hallucinogen Research since the Decade of the Brain

Neuropsychedelia: The Revival of Hallucinogen Research since the Decade of the Brain

Nicolas Langlitz


Neuropsychedelia examines the revival of psychedelic technology because the "Decade of the Brain." After the breakdown of this formerly prospering quarter of psychopharmacology, and within the wake of clashes among counterculture and institution within the past due Nineteen Sixties, a brand new iteration of hallucinogen researchers used the hype round the neurosciences within the Nineteen Nineties to deliver psychedelics again into the mainstream of technological know-how and society. This publication is predicated on anthropological fieldwork and philosophical reflections on lifestyles and paintings in laboratories that experience performed key roles during this improvement: a human lab in Switzerland and an animal lab in California. It sheds mild at the crucial transnational axis of the resurgence connecting American psychedelic tradition with the house kingdom of LSD. within the borderland of technology and faith, Neuropsychedelia explores the tensions among using hallucinogens to version psychoses and to rouse religious reviews in laboratory settings. Its protagonists, together with the anthropologist himself, fight to discover a spot for the magical less than stipulations of late-modern materialism.

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