Sunday, December 4, 2016

TED Talk: Griffiths on Psilocybin Research

Researcher Roland Griffiths goes over the extraordinary results of four areas of psilocybin research:

  • healthy volunteers
  • psychologically distressed cancer patients
  • cigarette smokers seeking abstinence
  • long term meditators
Results hint at future research on addiction and treatment resistant depression.

Results seemed partially tied to the degree that an individual approaches a genuine mystical experience, and Griffiths is hopeful about the implications for postive changes in human ethics and altruism.

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