Yes, you've heard correctly! Borderland is going to have, amongst all other wonders, its own research camp, run by real neuropsyentists! Drop in to be challenged on various real cognitive tasks turned fun interactive brain games.
Did you ever feel like all these scientists out there just "don't get it"?
Did you ever feel like you have a lot to say, and the world could benefit from it if only you would be heard?
Did you ever feel like there is no bridge between you and science, or between science and you?
We did feel like that, and our dream is to sort out these issues by leaving our research caves in the cities and building a research camp at Borderland.
Our dream is to do science in a real, natural, or even mystical environment that doesn't feel impersonal.
We are all neuroscientists whose expertise is in psychedelics research.
Our primary interest is understanding cognition under the influence of psychedelic drugs - how is this different to everyday consciousness? does it improve certain abilities and diminish others? what about higher levels of consciousness? is there a universal mystic experience, or a heterotopia of individual experiences? what is it, in essence, that is special about the psychedelic state?
What types of games you could expect: fun existential quizzes, memory games, planning and reasoning games, guessing games, pattern recognition etc.
We might even bring over a recent innovation in brain-computer interfaces, a helmet designed to induce a mystical experience even in the absence of psychedelics!
We do have ethical&legal approval to carry out these observations.
People who wish to participate must give sober informed consent prior to their involvement.
Everything will be anonymised and in conformity with GDPR.
Adulterated psychedelic drugs represent a serious risk to health, and also do contaminate data, so the camp will also provide a limited drug testing service.
If you have any questions, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
We are a group of neuroscientists with expertise in researching the therapeutic potential of psychedelic drugs (memory modulation, microdosing, ceremonial settings, mystic experience) at Imperial College London and University of Amsterdam.
Daily clean-up of space around the camp. We will pack everything in vans we came with, return the rented items and donate the rest to psychedelics research labs in London and Amsterdam.
|Stationery (lab agendas, markers, papers, etc)||600|
|Secondhand arm chair||350|
|Cognitive games materials (some to be 3D printed)||2300|
|Geodesic dome (PVC)||1500|
|Renting tents for experiments||2500|
|Miscellaneous (gloves, stirring sticks, facemasks etc)||500|
|Sharps disposal bin||200|
|Drug testing reagents||1600|
|Participant rewards (edibles)||400|
By participating in our games and creating scientific knowledge about how the human brain works. We will also provide space and material for borderlings to let imaginations run free and to co-create little experiments with us which tackle specific questions in psychedelics research.
Hey friend! Welcome to the virtual drawing board of The Borderland. This is the place where we prototype the projects we'll realise during the week in the quarry.