Project 18 Week 4

Hallucinogenic Drugs 

Halluncinogenic Drugs


The cognitive process that I will be studying is perception. How the perception of the person who consumes the hallucinogenic drugs are affected. The combinations of the processes that I will be studying are the effects of attention on perception.



My study is socially relevant because according to the National Institute of Drug Abuse drug use between individuals who are between the ages of 18-25 years old is higher than any other demographic who use hallucinogenic drugs. The ages 18-25 are aimed between college students and those who are fresh out of high school. At the age of 18 a person is trying to figure out whether they want to attend a university or seek other opportunities to better themselves.


The unsolved problem my study will address is are the effects these hallucinogenic drugs have on attention and perception on the individual who consumes them. It’s to help educate people who take them besides from reading a pamphlet, possibly by playing a game they would understand the consequences from the actions they take. People can just read information and not really take it into consideration but actually letting them play a game will give them a visual aid to show them how their attention and perception will be altered while on drugs.


The reason why this topic interests me is because I’m between the age group who is at risk to use the drug frequently. I’m also interested in anything that alters the mind hallucinogenic drugs put you in a fantasy and dream state. The increased rate of the drug use is very alarming since as a college student I understand the want to escape sometimes from reality. But I understand to not use those type of drugs so I can have a clearer mind and to not be in a daze and that I must deal with my issues head on. Yeah there’s always temptation to try something new but I think it’s all about a person’s state of mind and how they perceive things. I can say for this project educating people through video games is more fun I love playing games.

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About Robert O. Duncan

I'm an Assistant Professor of Behavioral Sciences at City University of New York, with joint appointments in Neuroscience and Cognitive Neuroscience. I also have an appointment as a Visiting Scholar at New York University. My research interests include cognitive neuroscience, functional magnetic resonance imaging, glaucoma, neurodegenerative disorders, attention, learning, memory, educational technology, pedagogy, and developing games for education.

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