The Scientist and the Shaman: Hallucination

In this classic episode of Stuff to Blow Your Mind, Julie and Robert continue their discussion of the overlap between shamanism and cognitive neuroscience. In particular, what sort of hallucinatory experiences do substances like DMT, psilocybin and salvia grant users? Why do humans have trace elements of DMT in their bodies? All these questions and more will be discussed.

The Scientist and the Shaman: Hallucination

Image Caption: 12th April 1973: An insomniac is lulled into sleep through watching the flowing hypnotic movements in a giant light-box above the bed. (Photo by F. Roy Kemp/BIPs/Getty Images)

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Topics in this Podcast: psilocybin, LSD, health, neuroscience, myth, drugs