Big Brains Podcast: From LSD to Ecstasy, How Psychedelics Are Altering Therapy, with Prof. Harriet de Wit (Ep. 51)

Summary: Big Brains Podcast speaks with Harriet de Wit, Ph.D., a psychedelic researcher at the University of Chicago, to learn about her nearly 40 years of work on studying the effects of LSD and MDMA on the human brain. “Decrease in sensitivity to negative stimuli is one of the crucial insights of De Wit’s research. MDMA is commonly thought of as a drug that just increases sensitivity to positive stimuli, but it’s actually the negative effect that could make this drug so useful in an unexpected place, therapy,” explains podcast host Paul Rand.

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