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Psilocybin Surround Suppression Study

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A new research study conducted by the Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences aims to evaluate how visual perception changes after taking psilocybin (aka “magic mushrooms”) and how these changes relate to brain functions. We might learn how this drug could be used to treat certain mental health conditions. That is why it is essential to have more research to expand our knowledge base about the drug, psilocybin.

Our participants will be healthy adults from ages 25 to 65 years who have taken psilocybin previously. Study duration for participants will be 12 weeks. Over the course of 7 study visits, participants will undergo interviews, MRls, EEG, blood draws, and drug dosing sessions. Participants will be compensated after each visit.


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Interested participants, please fill out this contact form

For more details, contact: [email protected]

PI: Jessica L. Nielson, PhD

Advarra IRB#: Pro00045074




BIPOC Psychedelic Survey

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Researchers at the University of Minnesota are conducting a survey study to learn about the psychedelic experiences of Black, Brown, Latinx, Asian, Polynesian, Indigenous/Native, and other folx of color. If you are at least 18 years old and have ever taken a psychedelic, you may be eligible to participate in this study.

Participation involves completing an anonymous online survey where you will answer questions about your health, wellbeing, personal beliefs, and your experiences with psychedelics.

Link to survey

For additional information about this study and the people involved, visit this website.

UMN IRB: STUDY00017288    


Psychedelics and Spinal Cord Injury (SCI) Survey

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Researchers at the University of Minnesota (UMN) are conducting an anonymous online survey to gather information about individuals living with spinal cord injury (SCI) who have used psychedelic drugs after their SCI. Participation involves completing an online survey. This survey will take about 20-40 minutes to complete, depending on how you respond.

Link to survey

UMN IRB: STUDY00018722