George Fejer is a Research Assistant at the Religion Cognition & Behavior Lab, investigating the placebo effects of psychedelics related to prior expectations, personality traits, and the set and setting. He is also working as a team coordinator of ALIUS, an interdisciplinary collaborative network of researchers, involving neuroscientists, psychologists, philosophers of mind, psychiatrists, and anthropologists, who are dedicated to the development of a systematic and scientific model of consciousness supported by both theoretical work and experimental studies.
George Fejer studied Bioscience (B.Sc.) at the University of Heidelberg and Cognitive Neuropsychology (M.Sc) at the Vrije University in Amsterdam. His thesis project investigated the sub-perceptual effects of microdosing psilocybin on predictive processing during time perception und the supervision of Michiel van Elk. He was also on the program management team of the Interdisciplinary Conference on Psychedelic Research (2020).
He is a board member of the Amsterdam Psychedelic Research Association, and a coordinator of the ALIUS research network.
He has given public talks:
- Psychedelics and the Predictive Mind (Psychedelic Science Collective – Rotterdam, 2020)
- The effects of psilocybin microdosing on multisensory integration, aesthetic perception and the sense of Awe: a double-blind placebo-controlled within subjects study (Breaking Convention, 2019)
- The biggest challenges for psychedelic science today (ICPR2020 Blog, August 2020)
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