Ep #25 Show Notes: Chris Timmermann: DMT, Brain Waves & the Psychedelic Experience
About the Guest: Dr. Chris Timmermann is a neuroscientist & psychologist. He is currently a scientist at the Centre for Psychedelic Research at Imperial College London. Chris led the first neuroimaging studies on the effects of the potent tryptamine psychedelic DMT on the brain.
Episode Summary: Nick Jikomes and Chris Timmermann, PhD discussed DMT and related psychedelics, including how DMT is normally consumed in both recreational and laboratory contexts, how people describe its effects, how it compares to psychedelics like psilocybin and LSD, and whether it is an endogenous compound present in our own bodies. Chris also described his research on how DMT affects patterns of brain activity, and what he hopes to learn from ongoing research, which includes extending the duration of DMT experiences from a few minutes up to 30 minutes per session.
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