What An Acid Trip Does To Your Brain

By Leah Samuel When LSD was made illegal in the late 1960s, most laboratory research on the drug was likewise suspended. As a result, the best knowledge we’ve got of how the drug works comes from studies way back in the 1950s and 1960s. But now, as psychedelic drugs lose some of their research taboo, scientists are using modern brain scanners to learn what an acid trip looks like in the brain — with an eye toward understanding more about the brain’s own fundamentals. Scientists recruited 20 healthy volunteers and, on two separate days, gave them one of two treatments: an injection of saline solution (placebo)

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