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Date aired: 04.05.2022

Title: The power of words in reproducibility, psychological constructs, and phantasmagoria


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    principled patterns across 6850 hallucinogenic experiences. Sci Adv 2022;8(11): eabl6989.
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    randomized controlled trials published over 30 years reveals trends in phrases
    used to discuss results that do not reach statistical significance. PLoS Biol2022; 20(2): e3001562.


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  • Dr Dawn N. Albertson

    Summarising Dawn’s academic trajectory is not easy but, roughly: behaviour, drugs, brains on drugs and then educating people about brains, behaviour, and drugs.

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  • Dr Dan W. Joyce

    Certified genius and MD/PhD wunderkid, Dan works at the Department of Psychiatry, University of Oxford and is a Consultant Psychiatrist with Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust. Veggie, data head, and a research purist, Dan’s signature acerbic wit brings comedy and clarity to all things complicated.

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  • Dr Derek K. Tracy

    Derek is the Medical Director of West London NHS Trust, and a senior lecturer at King's College London and University College London.

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  • Prof Sukhi S. Shergill

    A multilingual MD/PhD, Sukhi is a Professor of Psychiatry and Systems Neuroscience at the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology, and Neuroscience at King’s College London and a Psychiatrist

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