LSD History | Curious Minds

A 2-parts series on LSD history: it’s discovery, it’s initial uses by psychologists and the CIA and it’s role in the ‘hippie revolution’ of the 1960’s. Also, how does LSD affects the brain? Hosted by Ran Levi.

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Part I: Albert Hofmann

LSD History - Curious Minds PodcastWhen Albert Hofmann accidentally discovered Lysergic Acid Diethylamide – LSD – he hoped that the unusual compound would help psychiatrists treat patients by inducing ‘temporary insanity’. It was the CIA who tested the LSD’s mind-bending potential as a psychological weapon, in a top-secret and horrifically cruel series of experiments known as MKULTRA.

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Part II: Timothy Leary

LSD History - Curious Minds PodcastDr. Timothy Leary helped kickstart the LSD’s involvement in the Hippie movement of the 1960’s – and was imprisoned for it. But what really makes LSD so dangerous? We’ll delve deep into the effects of LSD on the human brain.

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