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Tue, Apr 12

New views of the hallucinating brain

Before LSD was outlawed in the late 1960s, scientists had been testing the drug as a treatment for addiction or mental illness. In recent years, the restrictions on the drug have loosened a bit, allowing researchers to keep studying the beneficial uses of LSD with the added benefit of modern analytical technology. Now researchers have taken new types of images of brains on LSD, illuminating the parts of the brain most affected by it. This could lead them to new ways to treat mental illness or even the seat of consciousness in the brain. The study was published today in PNAS.

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