Friday | April 19th 2024


Each action we take, no matter how mechanical, first results from an intricate network of sensory inputs and biological processing in which our psychological state of mind takes no small part.

How do our emotions impact our physiological processes, and how can we use this to a patient’s benefit?

Many are unaware of the influential role that emotions play in the physiology and functioning of the body, a role that extends far beyond common depressive symptoms.

Psychedelics, hormones, and plenty of joy will intertwine in the module INNER PATHOS: HOW EMOTIONS SHAPE US, as we dig into what in fact makes us human.

On the 19th of April we’ll welcome…

Matthew W. Johnson, PhD

Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Professor of Psychadelics and Consciousness

Dr. Johnson is a Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, as well as a Professor of Psychedelics and Consciousness at Johns Hopkins. He is one of the most cited researchers worldwide on the topic of psychedelics, and a true pioneer in this field, who helped resurrect and legitimize psychedelic research. He was 2019 President of the Psychopharmacology and Substance Abuse Division of the American Psychological Association.

Sophie Scott, PhD

Stand-up Comedian

Dr. Scott is a British neuroscientist, a Wellcome Trust Senior Fellow at University College London, and a stand-up comedian. She has been elected a Fellow of the Academy of Medical Sciences, a Fellow of the British Academy, and a Commander of the Order of the British Empire. As Head of the Speech Communication Group at UCL’s Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience, some of her main interests are the neuroscience behind sensorial recognition, laughter, and the intricacies of vocal emotions and speech perception. Together with scientific accuracy, her charismatic and upbeat disposition has contributed to widespread acclaim of her TED talks.

Morten L. Kringelbach, PhD

Professor of Neuroscience
Founding Director of the Centre for Eudaimonia and Human Flourishing

Dr. Kringelbach is a Professor of Neuroscience at the University of Oxford and at Aarhus University, as well as a fellow of Linacre College in Oxford. He is founding Director of the Centre for Eudaimonia and Human Flourishing, and board member of the Empathy Museum. He also co-founded the Centre for Music in the Brain, at Aarhus University. As part of a wonderful multifaceted team, he conducts research on eudaimonia (“the life well-lived”), the neural mechanisms of music, and the therapeutic potential of psychedelics, among others.

Scientific Committee
Edson Oliveira, MD
Neurosurgeon at Hospital CUF
Invited Assistant Professor of Neuroanatomy, Neurosurgery and Aerospace Medicine at the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Lisbon
Founder and Project Leader of the Center for Aerospace Medicine Studies at the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Lisbon
President of the Great Lisbon District of the Portuguese Medical Association
Member of the Space & Extreme Environment Research Center at the Universidade Federal de Ciências da Saúde de Porto Alegre
Member of the Board of Advisors for InnovaSpace
Olavo Gomes, MD
General Surgeon
Former Medical Advisor for the Portuguese Navy
Former Director of the Portuguese Navy’s Center for Practical Training of First Aid
First Lieutenant at the Portuguese Navy