Manifesting the Mind (FALAN)
Psychedelic Science Symposium. Coordinator: Sidarta Ribeiro.
We are proud to announce that our proposal for a psychedelic research symposium have been accepted for the 1st Meeting of the Latin American Neuroscience Federation (FALAN).
The congress will take place between November 4 and 9, in Cancún, Mexico.
Our symposium will host some of the most promising neuroscientists from Latin America.
About our coordinator:
Sidarta Ribeiro has a PhD in Neurosciences and Animal Behavior at the Rockefeller University and a post-doctorate in Neurophysiology at Duke University. Currently, he is Full Professor of Neurosciences at Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Norte (UFRN) and Director of the Brain Institute at UFRN (Brazil).
Ayahuasca and the Human Brain
Instituto de Investigación Biomédica Sant Pau , Departamento de Neuropsicofarmacologia Humana Experimental
Jordi Riba received his PhD in Pharmacology in 2003, at the Autonomous University of Barcelona, with a thesis on the human pharmacology of ayahuasca. He is currently Associate Researcher at the Drug Research Center of the Sant Pau Hospital in Barcelona, where he has conducted a series of clinical studies involving the administration of ayahuasca to experienced psychedelic/entheogen users. These studies have assessed the pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics of ayahuasca, including alkaloid disposition, and electroencephalography and neuroimaging measures of acute ayahuasca effects. The results of these studies have been published in various scientific journals.
Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging and Ayahuasca: studies on mental imagery and internal attention
Dráulio de Araujo
Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Norte; Brain Institute
Dráulio Barros de Araújo received a PhD in Physics applied to Medicine and Biology from Universidade de São Paulo in 2002. He did a post-doc in Functional Neuroimage and obtained a title of full professor, working there until 2009. Currently, he is Adjunct Professor of the Brain Institute at Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Norte (UFRN). He works in the area of Neurosciences, with emphasis in Functional Magnetic Ressonance Imaging (fMRI), Magnetoencephalography (MEG) and electroencephalography (EEG).
In vivo Studies of Radiolabeled N,N-Dimethyltryptamine and Tryptamine as Markers of the Indolic Hypermethylation: Relationship with Human Perception Alterations in Psychiatric Pathologies.
Universidad de Buenos Aires, PRALIB (CONICET, UBA), Facultad de Farmacia y Bioquímica
Arturo Vitale graduated in chemical sciences and has a PhD in the same field. He works on the synthesis of new labeled molecules for PET and SPECT tomographic imaging techniques and calculations of molecular parameters of biologically active molecules. He conducts studies of antioxidant properties of different aqueous matrices and chemical and ecological studies, including research on ayahuasca and DMT.
Ibogaine in the Treatment of Drug Addiction: An Observational Study in Brazil.
Universidade Federal de São Paulo, Department of Psychiatry
Eduardo Schenberg has a PhD in neuroscience from Universidade de São Paulo and is one of the directors of this organization. Mr. Schenberg is member of the European Brain and Behavior Society (EBBS), the International Centre for Science in Drug Policy (ICSDP), Erowid, Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies (MAPS) and, in Brazil, the Sociedade Brasileira de Neurociências e Comportamento (SBNeC) and the Núcleo de Estudos Interdisciplinares sobre Psicoativos (NEIP). He is currently doing research on the effects of ayahuasca in the human brain by the use of the Electroelcephalogram test (EEG), a work that was introduced in the last Cartographie Psychedelica, in San Francisco