The Trippy Science of Psychedelic Studies

After I signed up for one, I started to dig into their data. That’s when things got weird.

A photo of magic mushrooms, Psilocybe semilanceata, covered in frost.
Magic mushrooms, Psilocybe semilanceata, covered in frost. Photo: Andrew Hasson/Getty Images

As far as I can tell from their testimonies, posttrial participants spend less time holed up in front of the TV and more time outdoors… They speak of being “saturated in the majesty of existence.”

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