Scientists Have Released The First-Ever Images Of The Brain On LSD

Since this is both the internet, and my job, I’m not going to admit to partaking in any illicit activities (Hi, Mom!). I will, however, tell you about a very close friend of mine named … uh … Derick, whose done acid before. As far as he tells me, it’s pretty f*cking awesome. He says, and I quote, “It’s like 6 hours of living in your own dreams.”

Sounds pretty sweet. Now, while LSD has been around for almost a hundred years. LSD was first synthesized on November 16, 1938 by Swiss chemist Albert Hofmann at the Sandoz Laboratories in Basel, Switzerland. On October 24, 1968, possession of LSD was made illegal in the United States. The last FDA approved study of LSD in patients ended in 1980, while a study in healthy volunteers was made in the late 1980s. Legally approved and regulated psychiatric use of LSD continued in Switzerland until 1993. Despite it being around for abut 80 years, the public has little knowledge of what LSD does to the brain.

However, neuroscientists have just released the first images of the brain on LSD, and the results are quite astounding.

Looks like a real good time. Not that I would know anything about that, though.

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