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

Nicolas Langlitz


Neuropsychedelia examines the revival of psychedelic science since the “Decade of the Brain.” After the breakdown of this previously prospering area of psychopharmacology, 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, philosophical reflections on life, and work in two laboratories that have played key roles in this development: a human lab in S ... More

Keywords: drugs, psychopharmacology, psychedelics, hallucinogens, counterculture, neuroscience, animal models, fieldwork in philosophy, perennial philosophy, mysticism

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2012 Print ISBN-13: 9780520274815
Published to California Scholarship Online: September 2013 DOI:10.1525/california/9780520274815.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Nicolas Langlitz, author