Science Publications

The Beckley Foundation is one of the few organisations in the world that initiates and directs scientific research into cannabis and the psychedelics. Over 50 papers, arranged here in reverse chronological order, have been published in influential scientific journals as a result of Amanda Feilding’s collaborative projects.

The Beckley Foundation's Science Publications
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Semantic activation in LSD: evidence from picture naming

Language, Cognition and Neuroscience, 2016

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Psilocybin with psychological support for treatment-resistant depression: an open-label feasibility study

Lancet Psychiatry, 2016

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The paradoxical psychological effects of LSD

Psychological Medicine, 2016

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LSD-induced entropic brain activity predicts subsequent personality change

Human Brain Mapping, 2016

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Decreased mental time travel to the past correlates with default-mode network disintegration under LSD

Journal of Psychopharmacology, 2016

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LSD alters eyes-closed functional connectivity within the early visual cortex in a retinotopic fashion

Human Brain Mapping, 2016

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Neural correlates of the LSD experience revealed by multimodal neuroimaging

Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the USA, 2016

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Increased global functional connectivity correlates with LSD-induced ego dissolution

Current Biology, 2016

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LSD modulates music-induced imagery via changes in parahippocampal connectivity

European Neuropsychopharmacology, 2016

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A placebo-controlled investigation of synaesthesia-like experiences under LSD

Neuropsychologia, 2016

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Inhibition of alpha oscillations through serotonin 2A receptor activation underlies the visual effects of ayahuasca in humans

 European Neuropsychopharmacology, 2016

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Exploring the therapeutic potential of Ayahuasca: acute intake increases mindfulness-related capacities.

Psychopharmacology, 2016

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Ayahuasca: Pharmacology, neuroscience and therapeutic potential

Brain Research Bulletin, 2016

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The Effects of Acutely Administered 3,4-Methylenedioxymethamphetamine on Spontaneous Brain Function in Healthy Volunteers Measured with Arterial Spin Labeling and Blood Oxygen Level-Dependent Resting State Functional Connectivity

Biological psychiatry, 2014

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Recreational 3,4-methylenedioxy-N-methylamphetamine (MDMA) or 'ecstasy' and self-focused compassion: Preliminary steps in the development of a therapeutic psychopharmacology of contemplative practices

Journal of Psychopharmacology, 2015

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Finding the self by losing the self: Neural correlates of ego dissolution under psilocybin

Human Brain Mapping, 2015

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Psychedelic Research At The Frontiers Of Prohibition: Moving Forwards

Journal of Transpersonal Research, 2015

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Long-term use of psychedelic drugs is associated with differences in brain structure and personality in humans

European Neuropsychopharmacology, 2015

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LSD enhances suggestibility in healthy volunteers

Psychopharmacology, 2015

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LSD-assisted psychotherapy for anxiety associated with a life-threatening disease: A qualitative study of acute and sustained subjective effects

Journal of Psychopharmacology, 2015

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LSD enhances the emotional response to music

Psychopharmacology, 2015

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Enhanced repertoire of brain dynamical states during the psychedelic experience

Human brain mapping, 2014

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Pilot study of the 5-HT2AR agonist psilocybin in the treatment of tobacco addiction

Journal of Psychopharmacology, 2014

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Psilocybin-Occasioned Mystical Experiences in the Treatment of Tobacco Addiction

Current Drug Abuse Reviews, 2014

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Safety and efficacy of lysergic acid diethylamide-assisted psychotherapy for anxiety associated with life-threatening diseases

The Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease, 2014

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The effects of psilocybin and MDMA on between-network resting state functional connectivity in healthy volunteers

Frontiers in human neuroscience, 2014

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The effect of acutely administered MDMA on subjective and BOLD-fMRI responses to favourite and worst autobiographical memories

 International Journal of Neuropsychopharmacology, 2014

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A qualitative report on the subjective experience of intravenous psilocybin administered in an FMRI environment

Current Drug Abuse Reviews, 2014

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Homological scaffolds of brain functional networks

Journal of The Royal Society Interface, 2014

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The entropic brain: a theory of conscious states informed by neuroimaging research with psychedelic drugs

Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, 2014

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Functional connectivity measures after psilocybin inform a novel hypothesis of early psychosis

Schizophrenia bulletin, 2013

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Broadband cortical desynchronization underlies the human psychedelic state

The Journal of Neuroscience, 2013

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Harms and benefits associated with psychoactive drugs: findings of an international survey of active drug users

Journal of Psychopharmacology, 2013

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Cannabidiol inhibits THC-elicited paranoid symptoms and hippocampal-dependent memory impairment

Journal of Psychopharmacology, 2013

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Communication breakdown: delta-9 tetrahydrocannabinol effects on pre-speech neural coherence

Molecular psychiatry, 2012

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Cognitive and subjective effects of mephedrone and factors influencing use of a 'new legal high'

Addiction, 2012

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Investigating the interaction between schizotypy, divergent thinking and cannabis use

Consciousness and cognition, 2012

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Implications for psychedelic-assisted psychotherapy: functional magnetic resonance imaging study with psilocybin

The British Journal of Psychiatry, 2012

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Neural correlates of the psychedelic state as determined by fMRI studies with psilocybin

 Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the USA, 2012

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The administration of psilocybin to healthy, hallucinogen-experienced volunteers in a mock-functional magnetic resonance imaging environment: a preliminary investigation of tolerability

 Journal of Psychopharmacology, 2010

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Does intravenous Δ9-tetrahydrocannabinol increase dopamine release? A SPET study

 Journal of psychopharmacology, 2011

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Neurophysiological correlates to psychological trait variables in experienced meditative practitioners

Neuroscience, consciousness and spirituality, 2011

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Meditation induced cortical oscillatory modulations: A MEG case study

2011

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Disruption of Frontal Theta Coherence by Δ9-Tetrahydrocannabinol is Associated with Positive Psychotic Symptoms

Neuropsychopharmacology, 2011

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Investigating the mechanisms of hallucinogen-induced visions using 3,4-methylenedioxyamphetamine (MDA): a randomized controlled trial in humans

PloS one, 2010

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Interhemisphere asymmetry of the CSF dynamics and biomechanical properties of the skull

Rossiiskii fiziologicheskii zhurnal imeni IM Sechenova, 2010

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The non-hallucinogen 2-bromo-lysergic acid diethylamide as preventative treatment for cluster headache: An open, non-randomized case series

Cephalalgia:an international journal of headache, 2010

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Delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol disruption of time perception and of self-timed actions

Pharmacopsychiatry, 2010

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Opposite Effects of Δ-9-Tetrahydrocannabinol and Cannabidiol on Human Brain Function and Psychopathology

Neuropsychopharmacology, 2010

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Slow-wave oscillations in the craniosacral space: a hemoliquorodynamic concept of origination

Neuroscience and behavioral physiology, 2009

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Biomechanical properties of the human cranium: aging aspects

Journal of Evolutionary Biochemistry and Physiology/Zhurnal Evoluitsionnoi Biokhimii i Fiziologii, 2008

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The effect of craniotomy on the intracranial hemodynamics and cerebrospinal fluid dynamics in humans

Human Physiology/Fisiologiia Cheloveka, 2008

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Age-related characteristics of relationships between brain blood flow, liquor dynamics and biomechanical properties of human cranium

Rossiiskii fiziologicheskii zhurnal imeni IM Sechenova, 2007

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Age-related peculiarities of ratio of parameters of functioning of hemo- and liquorodynamics systems

Journal of Evolutionary Biochemistry and Physiology, 2006

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Reviving research into psychedelic drugs

Lancet, 2006

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