Scientists Dose "Mini-Brains" with a Psychedelic Drug to Understand How It Works

It’s the 1st observed psychedelic-caused molecular changes inside human neural tissue.

Neural organoid or “mini-brain.” Credit: Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.

In the Americas, shamans in pre-Columbian societies used psychedelic substances to help cultivate wisdom, gain insights, and commune with the divine. According to new research, such substances may help in more clinical ways. They could be used to treat depression, anxiety, PTSD, and other psychiatric disorders.

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