A Neuroscientist Reviews Michael Pollan’s How to Change Your Mind « Michael PollanI n , the Swiss chemist Albert Hofmann , seeking a new drug to stimulate blood circulation, accidentally invented lysergic acid deithylamide, or LSD. Mere days after the birth of LSD, scientists split the first uranium atom. One of these two world-jolting events went on to reshape civilisation, but by the mids, the other had been banished to the shadows. Research funding ceased and LSD was outlawed along with psilocybin, the psychedelic ingredient in magic mushrooms, introduced to the west in by an open-minded Manhattan banker. A trapdoor to another dimension had briefly opened, but now it seemed decisively slammed shut. Improbably, the combination largely works. The real health risks of these non-addictive drugs, Pollan explains, are for most people exceedingly small.
A Neuroscientist Reviews Michael Pollan’s How to Change Your Mind
For the rest of the list, click here. Penguin Press. Michael Pollan has long been concerned with the moral dilemmas of everyday life. Not too much. Mostly plants. At various points, our author ingests LSD, psilocybin and the crystallized venom of a Sonoran Desert toad.
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The No. Join Michael Pollan on a journey to the frontiers of the human mind. Diving deep into an extraordinary world - from shamans and magic mushroom hunts to the pioneering labs mapping our brains - and putting himself forward as a guinea-pig, Michael Pollan has written a remarkable history of psychedelics and a compelling portrait of the new generation of scientists fascinated by the implications of these drugs. How to Change Your Mind is a report from what could very well be the future of consciousness. This is a serious work of history and science, but also one in which the author, under the influence of toad venom, becomes convinced he's giving birth to himself' Oliver Burkeman, Guardian. In terms of the psychedelic wave, the book is the big kahuna, the Big Bang moment for a movement that is gathering force' John McKenna, Irish Times. Michael Pollan is an award-winning author, activist and journalist.
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