Dr. Robin Carhart-Harris – head of the Psychedelic Research Group at Imperial College London– has worked for the last few years on the brain effects of LSD, psilocybin (magic mushrooms) and MDMA, conducting some pioneering brain imaging studies of these drugs. Most recently he has completed the first phase of a clinical trial looking at the potential of psilocybin to treat major depression.
In this 16 minute video he talks about how these drugs can be used in treatment. The talk was given at a TEDx event in April 2016 using the TED conference format, but independently organised by a local community:
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