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The Toronto Centre for Psychedelic Science

Studying the effects of psychedelics on well-being


Emily Kulpa

Research Associate

Emily Kulpa is a licensed clinical pharmacist with a background in medication therapy
management focused on optimizing therapeutic outcomes. She is the Director of
Medical Health Screening at Synthesis, a legal, medically supervised, psilocybin retreat center for professionals to experience personal growth, emotional breakthroughs, and spiritual development. 

Thomas Anderson

Research Director

Thomas Anderson is a Cognitive Neuroscience PhD student at the University of Toronto (Toronto, Canada). Thomas is a strong proponent of open science and the open sharing of scientific findings. He has shared our research findings and presentations on ResearchGate and keeps an active account on Reddit to communicate publicly about this research.

Rotem Petranker


Rotem Petranker is a Clinical Psychology PhD student in York University (Toronto, Canada).  His main research interests are sustained attention, emotional regulation, and creativity, all of which are ostensibly affected by microdosing psychedelics. Rotem is interested in establishing a rigorous framework for the study of psychedelics using the principles of Open Science.


Unlocking the Mysteries of Psychedelics

Starting the first microdosing experiment

March 8th, 2019

Microdosing is more popular than ever, but we still don’t really understand how it works and what it does. There has been a recent groundswell of journalism on the topic, but there is almost no scientific evidence for the effects of this practice. We are preparing a study that will measure the empirical effects of microdosing. Our design will be a double-blind placebo-controlled crossover washout trial. We aim to have 100 participants in our first study.

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