7.00pm to 8.30pm, Monday 11 June
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How could LSD and psilocybin help with mental health, palliative care and addictive behaviours? What was the point of a psilocybin mushroom evolving the way that it did? Michael Pollan will explore the “second wave” of international research and discuss what psychedelic drugs may teach us about the mind, human consciousness and their potential effect on our future lives.
Michael Pollan is a bestselling author of books on human nature and nutrition. In mid-life, he turned his attention to one of the most intriguing stories of the 20th century; the scientific promise and cultural burial of psychedelic research and its renaissance today in the public conversation around mental health, palliative care, addictive behaviours and a loss of personal meaning and connection in modern societies.
The doors will open at approximately 6.30pm, with a prompt start at 7.00pm. There will be time for questions after the talk.
Latecomers will be admitted into the gallery.
Copies of Michael's book, How to Change Your Mind: The New Science of Psychedelics, will be available for purchase and signing after the talk.
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