How Psychedelics Can Expand Your Consciousness, With Michael Pollan


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Notes

  • Michael Pollan
  • Psychidelics are tools
  • Lots of studies of psychidelics for prescription. Few years out
  • No microdosing studies yet
  • Locks on to seratonin receptors in brain and gut
  • Default mode network downregulated. theory of mind, sense of consistent self, self reflection
  • Afterwards, lots of new neural connections
  • Trials are guided, therapist is with you
  • Am I feeling contracted or expanded right now?
  • Statistically significant decreases in depression and anxiety when patients with cancer are given sylocibin. Even after it wears off! 80%