We met for our first session on 2nd February 2011 to discuss the topic of drugs, inspired by the Wellcome exhibition about the same subject.
We discussed two neuroscientific papers on drugs, and Neil Saigal, a researcher from Cambridge looking the opiod receptor, impulsivity and cocaine abuse, introduced his work. We also discussed Aldous Huxley’s text recounting his experiences of mescalin The Doors of Perception, which was introduced by Nicholas Murray, Huxley’s biographer and the King’s College Royal Literary fund writer in residence.
More information on this meeting can be found on the King’s College Centre for the Humanities and Health Blog. It was also reviewed in the interdisciplinary journal, Excursions, based at the University of Sussex. Read the review here.