Psychedelics: How to Change Your Mind

Today we're continuing our liberal arts segment with our presentation, Psychedelics: How to Change Your Mind.

Psychedelics have come a long way from Timothy O'Leary's day. When Michael Pollan set out to research how LSD and psilocybin (the active ingredient in magic mushrooms) are being used to provide relief to people suffering from difficult-to-treat conditions such as depression, addiction and anxiety, he did not intend to write what is undoubtedly his most personal book. But upon discovering how these remarkable substances are improving the lives not only of the mentally ill but also of healthy people coming to grips with the challenges of everyday life, he decided to explore the landscape of the mind in the first person as well as the third.

This panel features Michael Pollan, food activist and author of "How to Change Your Mind" in conversation with Corby Kummer, Senior Editor at The Atlantic, restaurant critic, and author.

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