Psychedelic Neuroscience Master Course

This one-man show on YouTube will teach you about the neuroscience of psychedelics. It aims to be the most detailed and comprehensive account of the neurobiological action of psychedelic molecules on the brain.

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  • Last updated Jan '23
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Course Description

This one-man show, hosted by a neuroscientist, pharmacologist, and chemist, on YouTube will teach you about the neuroscience of psychedelics. It aims to be the most detailed and comprehensive account of the neurobiological action of psychedelic molecules on the brain. This course is designed for anyone interested in understanding the neuroscience and pharmacology of psychedelic drug action, from the level of molecules to neurons to networks to the level of global brain activity and world-building.

Throughout the course, students will delve into the various course units, which include an introduction to cellular neurobiology, an introduction to information, an introduction to world-building by the brain, tuning into the world, receptors and their signalling pathways, an introduction to the classic psychedelics and their pharmacological activity, and a closer look at how psychedelics work in the brain. Additionally, the course covers DMT as a 100% reality channel switch.

The course is now entirely available online, making it accessible to anyone with an internet connection. Whether you're a student, a researcher, or simply someone curious about the effects of psychedelics on the brain, this course is an excellent resource to deepen your understanding and knowledge of this fascinating topic. The course consists of 8 units (45 video lessons).

You will learn:

  • What is Bwiti?
  • Roles in Bwiti initiation/treatment
  • Instruments in Bwiti: ngombe, mogongo
  • What is an Nganga
    • Maboundi/Yombo
    • Maboundi/Yombo
  • Sustainability/reciprocity

You will learn:

  • History of the Fang tradition
  • Dissumba vs. Dissumba Fang
  • Ombwiri/Mbumbayano Fang
  • The kambo
  • State of Fang Bwiti in Gabon
  • Impact of Westerners coming to work with the sacred wood

You will learn:

  • History of the Missoko tradition
  • Various branches of Missoko initiation:
    • Miobe/Mioba
    • Ngonde Na Dipuma
    • Sengedia
  • The impact of logging on the tradition
  • What the future of Bwiti could look like in Gabon

You will learn:

  • History of Dissumba
  • Various branches of Dissumba initiation:
    • Abanji/Mabanji
    • Ilombo
    • Ombwiri
    • Ombudi
    • Loro
  • The ngombe (sacred harp)
  • Healing rituals involved in her tradition
  • Training to serve the wood
    • What does it involve?
    • How long does it take?




About Instructor

Tatayo (“Fruit of the Wind”) first arrived in Gabon in 1971 at the age of 21 and became a Gabonese citizen. In 1979, he became the first white person to be initiated into the Bwiti Fang tradition in Gabon. In 1994, he was initiated into the Misokko tradition. As a guide for numerous expeditions and missions, including those of National Geographic, the BBC, and others, Tatayo is considered to have “opened the door” to westerners in Gabon.

Floris Wolswijk

I found Dr. Andrew Gallimore's "Psychedelics and the Brain Master Course," to be an incredibly enlightening experience. Dr. Gallimore, with his extensive background in computational neurobiology, pharmacology, and chemistry, offers a thorough and engaging exploration into the world of psychedelics and their impact on the brain.

The course dives deep into the neuroscience, chemistry, and pharmacology of psychedelic substances, including LSD, psilocybin, mescaline, and DMT. What I particularly appreciated was the balance between scientific rigor and the more philosophical aspects of psychedelic experiences. Dr. Gallimore has a unique ability to make complex scientific concepts accessible and engaging, which was evident throughout the course.

One of the most fascinating parts of the course was learning about the potential of psychedelics to access higher dimensions of reality and how these experiences can be understood from a neurological perspective. Dr. Gallimore's discussions on DMT were particularly striking, as they combined his personal experiences with his scientific research. His insights into the potential of psychedelics to offer transformative experiences were both thought-provoking and inspiring.

As someone with a keen interest in neuroscience and the potential therapeutic uses of psychedelics, I found the course to be incredibly informative. It broadened my understanding of how these substances interact with the brain and consciousness, offering a new perspective on their potential benefits and implications.

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Please see below for start and finish dates/times. This course is currently being offered live and dates/times will change throughout the year.


This course includes

  • Modules 8
  • Duration 15 Hours
  • Skills All levels
  • Language English
  • Availability Always
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