Helena Aicher

PhD Student at University of Zurich

Talk :

Ayahuasca & analogues – Effects on the relationship to oneself and others

Date & time :
Saturday 9:30-10:30




Helena’s main academic background is in Psychology. During her clinical work at the Psychiatric University Hospital in Zurich, she joined the Department of Neuropsychopharmacology and Brain Imaging to study the effects of psychedelics and meditation. In the last years, in the Psychedelic Research and Therapy Development team at the UZH, her research focus is on the neurophysiological and subjective effects of ayahuasca & analogues on therapy-relevant processes, especially prosociality and empathy, as well as the relationship to oneself; and how experiential and contextual factors shape these processes. She finds herself at intersections, aims at bridging science and practice.