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This Is (Literally) Your Brain on Drugs: Views From Inside a Drug User's Brain

DiscoblogBy Brett IsraelOct 27, 2009 7:58 PM

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Researchers want to find out if LSD could help medical research, but first they first need to examine the inside of a brain under the influence of the drug to see exactly what's happening. National Geographic takes an inside look at their Explorer program:

Using enhanced brain imaging, non-hallucinogenic versions of the drug and information from an underground network of test subjects who suffer from an agonizing condition for which there is no cure, researchers are finding that this "trippy" drug could become the pharmaceutical of the future. Can it enhance our brain power, expand our creativity and cure disease? To find out, Explorer puts LSD under the microscope.

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Video: YouTube / NationalGeographic

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