Skeptic Check: Shroom with a View | Big Picture Science

Monday, May 15, 2023 – 09:00

Magic mushrooms – or psilocybin – may be associated with tripping hippies and Woodstock, but they are now being studied as new treatments for depression and neurodegenerative diseases like Alzheimer’s. Is this Age of Aquarius medicine or something that could really work? Plus, the centuries-long use of psychedelics by indigenous peoples, and a discovery in California’s Pinwheel Cave offers new clues about the relationship between hallucinogens and cave art.


originally aired December 7, 2020

Featuring music by The Grateful Dead, Timothy Leary, 5th Dimension, Jefferson Airplane, Dewey Dellay, Flor de Toloache, Jimi Hendrix, and Glenn Miller.

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1 Response to Skeptic Check: Shroom with a View | Big Picture Science

  1. I remember those. I often saw young people crawl on their knees over the green in our city park and was wondering what that was all about, when my then boyfriend enlightened me. 😉 😀

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