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Altered States

Discuss whether drugs can teach us something about ourselves and whether it is realistic to aim for life without drugs.

How do you start and end your day? The chances are that a mind-altering drug plays a part. From coffee to cannabis, scientists argue that the desire to alter our consciousness is as natural as the appetite for food and sex. Neuroscientist Colin Blakemore, psychologist Susan Blackmore and author Mike Jay discuss whether drugs can teach us something about ourselves, whether it is realistic to aim for life without drugs, and about the obstacles to rational debate.


Professor Colin Blakemore | talks | www
Professor Susan Blackmore | talks | www
Mike Jay | talks | www


Date and Time:

11 June 2005 at 4:00 pm


1 hour



Cheltenham Festival of Science
Town Hall
Imperial Square
GL50 1QA
+44 12 42 77 58 24

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