Enjoy this beautiful 1 hour documentary that surveys the history of psychedelics research and the current renaissance, focusing on the potential of psychedelics to enhance insight and creativity, foster psychological healing and growth, and catalyze spiritual awakening.
For more on the Purdue Psychoactive Substances Research Collection, read this recent story from the Purdue Exponent.
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The rediscovery of psychedelics' benefit to mankind could not have been possible without the work of Dr. David Nichols, renowned serotonin researcher and former Distinguished Chair in Pharmacology at Purdue University. Nichols also co-founded Heffter Research Institute, which provides funding for psychoactive substances research. Learn more about Heffter Research Institute here.
Nichols left Purdue in 2013 after 40 years as a researcher and educator in West Lafayette. Today, Dr. Nichols is an adjunct professor at UNC Chapel and also moonlights as a speaker at major science conferences...
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