Mendel Kaelen is a neuroscientist and entrepreneur, researching and developing a new category of psychotherapeutic tools for care-seekers and care-providers. Mendel has researched the incomparable effects of music on the brain during LSD-assisted psychotherapy. His work has determined how LSD increases enhanced eyes-closed visual imagery, including imagery of an autobiographical nature. This gives light to how music can be used as another dimension in helping psychotherapists create the ideal setting for their patients.
He can also be found on Twitter.
Notable Research Papers
- Psilocybin with psychological support for treatment-resistant depression: an open-label feasibility study (Carhart-Harris, Kaelen, et al., 2016)
- Neural correlates of the LSD experience revealed by multimodal neuroimaging (Carhart-Harris, Kaelen, et al., 2016)
- LSD modulates music-induced imagery via changes in parahippocampal connectivity (Kaelen, et al., 2016)
- The hidden therapist: evidence for a central role of music in psychedelic therapy (Kaelen, et al., 2018)
- Psychedelics and music: neuroscience and therapeutic implications (Barret, Preller, Kaelen, 2018)
In our database you will also find him as an author on many more papers.
He has given several talks:
- The role of music, set and setting in psychedelic therapy (NPS, 2018)
- Simulation | CoHack #539 Dr. Mendel Kaelen – Music & Psychedelic Therapy
- Mendel Kaelen: Psychological & Neurophysiological Effects of Music in Combination with Psychedelics – at Psychedelic Science 2017
- The psychedelic future of mental health care | Mendel Kaelen | TEDxCambridgeUniversity
- Psychedelic Technology – Altered States and the Future of Care – Mendel Kaelen #TOA18 – Tech Open Air
- Mendel Kaelen – A Neuroimaging Study on the Effects of LSD on the Subjective Experience of Music – Breaking Conventions 2015
- I got high on soundscaping – the latest frontier in noise therapy that mimics the effects of psychedelics – and here’s what happened (Glamour magazine, 2021)
- Music in Psychedelic Psychotherapy (ICPR, 2020)
- Can the Wavepaths app really send you on a psychedelic trip? (GQ magazine, 2019)
- Hot Digital Shaman: New App Wavepaths Guides Users Through Therapeutic Trips (Rollingstone Magazine, 2017)