For the First Time, Scientists Have Captured Mind-Blowing Images of the Brain on LSD

“This is to neuroscience what the Higgs boson was to particle physics.” Tripping on psychedelic drugs like LSD and mushrooms has profound, eye-opening, and spiritual effects on the mind. The drugs have intrigued scientists and commonfolk alike for decades, and researchers have been trying to figure out just how they guide the mind through these intense transformations. Now, for the first time ever, scientists have captured brain scans of volunteers who were willing to get high on LSD in the name of science. Led by David Nutt, a professor of neuropsychopharmacology at Imperial College London, the research team recruited 20 volunteers who agreed to take a trip down the rabbit hole. They were injected with 75 micrograms (0.075 mg) of LSD for the first experiment, and a placebo for the…


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