Altered States of the Human Mind: Implications for Anthropogeny
Access to the live webcast for this symposium will be provided here on Saturday, March 13 starting at 12:00 PM (Pacific Time).
An earlier CARTA Symposium addressed naturally occurring extraordinary variations of the human mind, and the lessons for Anthropogeny. In this companion symposium, experts will address altered states of the mind that are deliberately induced by humans. We will address what is known about origins and mechanisms of these mind-altering practices, and also (when known) how they affect the minds of other species. In doing so, we hope to gain new insights into the origins and workings of the human mind.
|Psychedelics||Frederick Barrett, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine|
|The dual action of nicotine as Cognitive enhancer and Addictive drug||Jean-Pierre Changeux, Collège de France & Institut Pasteur|
|Alcohol||Kenneth Kidd, Yale School of Medicine|
|Religious Practices||Tom Csordas, University of California, San Diego|
|Addiction and Loss of Control||George Koob, University of California, San Diego; National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism|
|Rituals||Ann Taves, University of California, Santa Barbara|
|Meditation||Helen Weng, University of California, San Francisco|