In this episode of the podcast, Joe Moore interviews Professor of Neuroscience, author, and Founder and Vice Director of the Brain Institute at Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Norte in Brazil: Sidarta Ribeiro. Ribeiro talks about what he’s seeing happen in psychiatry: that we’re realizing how little traditional psychiatry paid attention to set and setting, how much the creation and spread of antidepressants was influenced by conflicts of interest, and how the future of psychiatry and psychotherapy will mean more talking and less use of drugs (and not the other way around). He also discusses dreams and his book, “The Oracle of Night: The History and Science of Dreams”; research where MDMA was given to octopuses; how we’re arriving at many “new” conclusions that are actually old; why he’s primarily researching LSD; the ayahuasca-like drink, jurema; how we need to look at things outside the realm of logical positivism; microdosing; biopiracy; and how we actually have the ability to collectively solve most of humanity’s problems but don’t due to greed.

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