Michiel van Elk on Psychedelic Spotlight about his research
Michiel van Elk talks about his research on the effects of psychedelics, for which he won the Vidi-grant. 'It's the first time in history that the Dutch government has made public resources available for this kind of research', says the neuroscientist. The reason? 'Because it creates opportunities. The current means against depression and anxiety-disorders are only mildly effective.'
'The awarded grant not only increases the credibility of psychedelic research, it also lays the groundwork for the psychedelic field to flourish in years to come.'
Professor Michiel van Elk Awarded More Than $970,000 Grant to Study Psychedelics (December 15th)
Michiel van Elk is a Dutch cognitive neuroscientist who focusses his research on the effects psychedelics and the psychology of religion. He is interested in the altered states of consciousness (ASCs), as induced through meditation, sensory deprivation, psychedelics and other means.
For more appearances by Michiel van Elk in Dutch media see the Dutch page 'Michiel van Elk in de media over psychedelica'