Lsd

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 …

The Brain

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, …

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

First-ever LSD microdosing study on its way

Popularized by Ayelet Waldman's book <i>A Really Good Day</i>, microdosing LSD (ingesting LSD in such minuscule amounts that its psychedelic effects aren't …

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 …

Research

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

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

Scientists Want You to Give Them Money to Study Psychedelics

No three strung-together letters in the English language are more loaded than L-S-D. Say them out loud to elicit images of strung out hippies waving …

Psychedelia

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

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

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

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

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 latest "trend" in "drug culture"), but who <i>didn't</i> do some accidental recreational microdosing in college? Like that time my friend and I decided to eat just …

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

Nick Sand, Orange Sunshine LSD chemist, dies at 75

The undaunted spirit and psychedelic warrior of love and light, Nick Sand, the outlaw chemist, died in his sleep on Monday April 24th at the age of …

Chemistry

6 students cited for LSD possession at SE Nebraska high school

SYRACUSE, Neb. (AP) — Authorities say six students have been cited for possessing LSD at a high school in southeast Nebraska.<p>The Otoe County …

Nebraska

6 Frightening New Drugs (You've Never Heard Of)

Since the dawn of time, mankind has endeavored to keep finding new ways to get totally shitfaced. And just because the gamut of known narcotics now …

Cool Stuff

Power to the people: how 400 civilians slyly conducted the world’s foremost LSD microdosing study

We’ve talked about microdosing before. The act of ingesting minor amounts of LSD (or shrooms, if that’s your jam), is becoming more and more popular …

Research

Four Hundred People Microdosed LSD for a Month in the Name of Science - VICE

In late 2015, <i>Rolling Stone</i> wrote about an unlikely "hot new business trip" taking Silicon Valley by storm: microdosing LSD. It was the post that launched a thousand blogs, and in the year and a half since, nary a media outlet hasn't written about microdosing at least once.<p>As its name suggests, …

Science

LSD microdoses make people feel sharper, and scientists want to know how

What we do — and mostly don’t — know about tiny doses of hallucinogens<p>May didn’t notice much with the first dose of LSD. She felt good, and she got a lot accomplished, and that was all.<p>It was the day after that things really clicked. She felt even better, and she got a lot more accomplished. She …

This artist creates giant stone sculptures of ecstasy pills

This artist creates giant stone sculptures of ecstasy pills<p>This artist creates giant stone sculptures of ecstasy pills<p>This artist creates giant stone …

Sculpture

People given LSD for research

PEOPLE on the hippy drug LSD find a ‘higher’ state of consciousness, a study led by the University of Sussex has found.<p>Neuroscientists observed …

The Brain

Teenager died after taking fatal dose of LSD on gap-year

A teenager died during a gap-year trip to Canada after he took a fatal dose of LSD, an inquest revealed.<p>Henry Suggitt, who had been due to start …

Compassion

Brain scans highlight a hidden, "higher" state of consciousness

Reaching a higher state of consciousness is a concept you're more likely to hear a spiritualist spout than a scientist, but now neuroscientists at …

Consciousness

What does an LSD-style drug-induced 'higher state of consciousness' feel like?

The effects of psychedelic drugs can lead to colours seeming more vivid and things seeming more beautiful, finds Rosalind Stone<p>My favourite trip was in Richmond Park in 2014. I took 100 micrograms of 1P-LSD, a designer LSD analogue which was legal in the UK until May 2016. The acid come-up starts …

Psychedelia

The Crucial Difference Between LSD and Mushrooms

Hallucinogens are a wide group of drugs with a diverse range of capabilities. Some have been proven to alleviate ailments like PTSD and anxiety; …

Magic Mushrooms

Brain scans reveal how psychedelic drugs create a 'higher state of consciousness'

Neuroscientists at the University of Sussex have found unprecedented levels of neural activity when test subjects were administered LSD, psilocybin …

Consciousness

Today is the 74th anniversary of Albert Hofmann's first LSD trip

To celebrate Bicycle Day on April 19th, the date of Albert Hofmann’s — and the world’s first LSD trip in 1943, we are publishing this excerpt from …