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Grant Award View - GA28821

Philosophical perspectives on psychedelic psychiatry

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GA ID:
GA28821
Agency:
Australian Research Council
Approval Date:
27-Nov-2018
Publish Date:
18-Dec-2018
Category:
Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences (HASS) Research
Grant Term:
1-Jan-2019 to 31-Dec-2021
Value (AUD):
$360,000.00 (GST inclusive where applicable)

Ad hoc/One-off:
No
Aggregate Grant Award:
No

PBS Program Name:
ARC 18/19 Discovery
Grant Program:
Discovery Projects
Grant Activity:
Philosophical perspectives on psychedelic psychiatry
Purpose:
This project aims to develop a multi-level integrated theory of self-representation and self-awareness that explains the effects of psychedelic therapy in particular, and transformative experience in general. Psychedelic drugs can produce lasting psychotherapeutic benefits. The mechanism is a dramatic but temporary alteration to the ordinary sense of self, known as “ego dissolution”. However, fundamental questions about self-representation and its neural and cognitive implementation remain unresolved. In order to explain ego dissolution and its therapeutic effects, this project aims to integrate two theoretical approaches to self-representation situated at the intersection of philosophy and cognitive neuroscience, the predictive coding theory of brain function and the self-binding theory of self-representation. Such a framework has potential to anchor further interdisciplinary research and practical intervention in disorders of the self.

GO ID:
GO Title:
Discovery Projects commencing in 2019
Internal Reference ID:
DP19 Round 1
Selection Process:
Targeted or Restricted Competitive

Confidentiality - Contract:
No
Confidentiality - Outputs:
No

Grant Recipient Details

Recipient Name:
The University of Adelaide
Recipient ABN:
61 249 878 937

Grant Recipient Location

Suburb:
ADELAIDE
Town/City:
ADELAIDE
Postcode:
5000
State/Territory:
SA
Country:
AUSTRALIA

Grant Delivery Location

State/Territory:
SA
Postcode:
5000
Country:
AUSTRALIA

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