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Scientists are about to find out how Silicon Valley's LSD habit really affects productivity

According to Amanda Feilding, the founder and director of the UK-based nonprofit Beckley Foundation, one tenth of a full dose of LSD is enough to make her feel "sparkly."<p>Feilding has spent decades collaborating with scientists around the world to better understand how psychedelic drugs like LSD, …

The Brain

LSD to be tested as a ‘cure for depression’ in Britain for the first time

Silicon Valley execs boast of ‘microdosing’ LSD at work – not enough that they start babbling about faces in the ceiling, but enough to feel inspired.<p>…

LSD Microdosing: The New Silicon Valley Productivity Hack

Tech entrepreneur George Burke consumes a tiny amount of LSD (about a tenth of a typical dose) every morning before he goes to work.<p>He says …

Walter Isaacson

Tripping up: The real danger of microdosing with LSD

TUNE in, drop out… and clock on. Workers in Silicon Valley and elsewhere have long extolled the virtues of LSD and other psychedelics. Small doses, …

Health

Don't Take LSD There for the First Time and Other Top Glastonbury Tips

I've been going to the festival basically every year since I was eight. Let me help you.<p>The first time I went to Glastonbury, I literally cried at the state of the toilets. I was eight. My mum works at the festival, giving massages in the Healing Field, and nothing had prepared me for the long drop …

Glastonbury

LSD could help treat depression and anxiety

LSD could help combat negative emotions and treat depression and anxiety, researchers claim.<p>A new study found the hallucinogenic drug reduces …

Depression

Rare Footage Shows US and British Soldiers Getting Dosed with LSD in Government-Sponsored Tests (1958 + 1964)

We’re usually right to reserve judgement when it comes to conspiracy theories. But the reason they often sound plausible is a compelling one: What we …

Cool Stuff

Never forget The Dolphin House, a 1960s facility where scientists used LSD to chat with dolphins

In 1967 taking recreational drugs was not uncommon for western culture, as was taking psychedelics such as LSD. Drugs were undeniably a pretty iconic …

Music (Australia)

Cary Grant was one of the first to benefit from LSD therapy

Today, research on the effects of psychedelics is one of the most exciting fields of psychology. The US Food and Drug Administration recently approved a clinical trial to test if the psychedelic compound in ecstasy can treat PTSD; psilocybin, the key ingredient in magic mushrooms is now considered …

Robert F. Kennedy

LSD Could Help Treat Depression And Anxiety, Researchers Hope | International Business Times

Scientists are looking to use LSD to help patients cope during stressful times. A new study from the University of Basel in Switzerland found that …

Depression

How to Take LSD, According to an Authentic 1960s Guide

When taking psychedelics, it’s important to plan ahead. Whether it’s LSD or mushrooms, they’re not the kind of drug you want to be randomly accepting …

Lifestyle

Remco Beekwilder unleashes techno stomper, 'LSD': Premiere

Forthcoming on Dax J's Monnom Black imprint...<p>Remco Beekwilder makes his debut on Dax J's Monnom Black label with his four-track 'LSD' EP.<p>Having …

DJs

Taking Acid for the First Time? Read This Vintage Guide

Pro tips from a no-nonsense 1967 manual on what to expect when the stuff kicks in.<p><b>This story is part of When the Drugs Hit, a Motherboard journey into the science, politics, and culture of today's psychedelic renaissance. Follow along here.</b><p>Taking acid in New York City is a bad idea.<p>That is, …

'A voice told me to turn on the world': Hippy chemist who made purest LSD in the 1960s

Chemistry

Study: Magic mushrooms are the safest drug

But they're still illegal.<p><i>Disclaimer:</i> Popular Science <i>does not endorse the use of illegal drugs.</i><p>If you’re looking to play it safe when it comes to illicit substances, look no further than the humble shroom. It’s non-addictive, hard to overdose on, and you can grow it yourself. And, according to a …

Magic Mushrooms

LSD Microdosers Have No Clue How Much They're Taking, Huge Drug Study Reveals

Taking tiny doses of lysergic acid diethylamide, LSD, to elevate mood and focus is all the rage these days. Despite being a relatively fringe …

Help Us Carry Out the World’s First Scientific Study on LSD Microdosing

Study participants will play the ancient Chinese game of Go in order to determine how microdosing affects creativity<p>For years, the world has been …

Microdoses of LSD could be the brain food of the future

Researchers are testing whether LSD can give us a mental advantage over supercomputers in games like Go.<p>Ever since LSD was first produced back in …

Lifestyle

Can LSD Microdosing Tip The Scales in a New Human Versus AI Battle?

Psychedelics could be the edge we need.<p>Last year, scientists imaged the human brain on LSD for the first time, showing how the powerful psychedelic …

The Brain

How a Man's Near-Death With Cancer Inspired Him to Fund LSD Research

A New York real estate developer launched a crowdfunding platform that will fund scientists studying medical uses of psychedelics like LSD, MDMA, and psilocybin<p>Within the next decade, lyseric acid diethylamide, better known as LSD, and psilocybin, the active psychedelic compound in magic mushrooms, …

Psychedelia

Does LSD 'Microdosing' Really Work? Study Aims to Find Out

Microdosing, or taking tiny doses of psychedelic drugs, is rising in popularity, with users saying it boosts their mood, focus and productivity. But …

The Brain

Crowdfunders Greenlight World's First LSD Microdosing Study

A growing number of people have started eating small tabs of LSD with their morning coffee. These microdosers, who take very low doses of the …

The Brain

Scientists are about to find out how Silicon Valley's LSD habit really affects productivity

According to Amanda Feilding, one tenth of what's considered a full dose of LSD is enough to make her feel "sparkly."<p>As the founder and director of the UK-based nonprofit Beckley Foundation, Feilding has spent decades collaborating with scientists around the world to better understand how …

The Brain

Researchers want to know the effects of taking small doses of LSD to self-medicate

Josh heard all the buzz about Silicon Valley coders and young entrepreneurs who took tiny doses of LSD to boost productivity and spark creativity. But the 32-year-old was drawn to the psychedelic drug for another reason: the possibility that it could lift the fog of his depression, if only …

U.S. Food and Drug Administration

Mumbai: LSD recovered from drug dealer's home turns out to be plain paper

<b>The fake LSD dots recovered from one of the drug dealers' homes</b><p>What could have been a gigantic LSD bust ended in a short, non-psychedelic trip for …

ANC

A Radical New Approach to Beating Addiction

<b>Jason didn't fit</b> the hackneyed stereotype of an alcoholic. A 39-year-old marketing executive with a master's degree, he never blacked out or erupted …

Research

Cambridge 'may have slid down banister while on LSD', falling to his death

A Cambridge student may have taken LSD and then slid down a banister to his death, a pre-inquest hearing has been told.<p>Thomas Millward was found at …

UK News

I Tried Microdosing LSD For An Entire Month And Here's What Happened

Tech bros and high-powered women are doing it ... so why can't a normal person?<p>Microdosing sounds like such a new concept (it is, after all, the …

Work from Home

How LSD Affects Your Brain

Synthesized in a lab, accidentally ingested, made illegal, and expanding the minds of people everywhere: LSD has had quite trip. Beyond mind control …

The Brain

This Is Your Brain on Drugs

In 1987, the Partnership for a Drug-Free America went on the air across America to spread a simple image — an egg cracked open into a pan of hot, …

The Brain