LSD enhances the emotional response to music
In 2015, Mendel Kaelen and his colleagues at Imperial College conducted the first modern placebo-controlled study to investigate the role of LSD on enhancing the emotional response to music.
The Neurobiological Mechanisms Underlying The Interaction Between Music And Psychedelics
Music and psychedelics share overlapping brain mechanisms that underpin their effects and yield a beneficial synergy with therapeutic implications.
The Therapeutic Potential of Psychedelic Therapy
A consensus amongst independent research groups is that therapy outcomes are attributable to the occurrence of personally meaningful experiences during psychedelic therapy sessions.
Music Makes or Breaks the Patient Experience
A uniquely dynamic and and powerful therapeutic stimulus, the application of music can shape the substrate of someone’s experience in a number of important ways
Take a Day Trip with Mendel Kaelen to Explore Music in Psychedelic Therapy
Wavepaths and Fluence present a one-time exclusive webinar for clinicians with the leading scientific voice in psychedelics and music.
The Women of Wavepaths
In light of International Women’s day we would like to take a moment to celebrate all women, including the women of Wavepaths and their invaluable efforts, contributions and achievements.
Mental Healthcare and the Pandemic
The effects of the COVID-19 pandemic have only exacerbated worrying mental health trends, leading to an increased urgency for innovation in mental healthcare approaches and provision.
A Need for Mental Healthcare Innovation
The future health of individuals and societies depends upon improving the efficacy of mental health treatment and ensuring broad access for those in need.
The Hidden Therapist—evidence for the central role of music in psychedelic therapy
Music has a significant influence on psychedelic therapy. With further research into how music interacts with an individual patient’s personality traits and psychological states, it should be possible to maximise its positive effects.
From Playlist to Personalisation— the therapeutic implications of music in therapy
In order to improve the efficacy of psychedelic therapy we must acknowledge the importance of a person-centred approach to music experience, and future research that further investigates music’s therapeutic functions.
Psychedelics and the essential importance of context
At this moment of resurgent interest in psychedelic therapies in the West, a more rigorous understanding of the influence of context is vital in order to maximise therapeutic efficacy and reduce the potential for harm.
Wavepaths Conversations — Alicia Danforth
Mendel talked with clinical psychologist, psychedelic researcher and Wavepaths advisor, Alicia Danforth, about the transformative potential of psychedelic-assisted psychotherapy, neurodiversity paradigms in psychotherapy and adaptive music, and more.
Wavepaths Conversations — Robert Rich (Part 2)
Wavepaths founder Mendel talked in depth with musician and now collaborator Robert Rich about topics ranging from the relationship between music and language, the courage to create, and transcending culture.
Wavepaths Conversations — Robert Rich (Part 1)
Wavepaths founder Mendel talked in depth with musician and now collaborator Robert Rich about topics ranging from memories of music, the relationship between music and the absence of sound, relocating consciousness, the beauty of existence, and more.
Psychedelic therapy — the metamorphosis of mental health care
To view psychedelic therapy as just another psychiatric drug intervention, would be to mistake the profound paradigm shift ushered in by psychedelic science.