Samantha Bettinson's scientific contributions

Publication (1)

Preprint
Objective: The current study aimed to explore whether the subjective effects of microdosing psychedelics are comparable to those of yoga in relation to psychological wellbeing, depression, anxiety and stress. It also aimed to explore the relationship between yoga, microdosing and personality variables including neuroticism, openness and absorption....

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... It has been proposed that practices conducted in a ceremonial and ritualistic fashion may elevate absorption in a religious context (Bronkhorst, 2016;Luhrmann, Nusbaum, & Thisted, 2010), and this may also apply to a context of psychedelic usage, with psychedelicusing indigenous groups almost invariably using them in this manner (Beyer, 2010;Dobkin de Ríos, 1996;Metzner, 1998;Smith, 2000;Wolff, 2020). Trait absorption has been found to be higher in psychedelic microdosing groups compared to non-microdosing controls (Bright, Gringart, Blatchford, & Bettinson, 2021;Polito & Stevenson, 2019) and a single experience with a 25 mg/70 kg dose of psilocybin has been found to increase trait absorption for a minimum of a month following usage (Barrett, Doss, Sepeda, Pekar, & Griffiths, 2020). ...