“I’m going to take you on a ride here,” the music seemed to tell a severely depressed patient who had just been given a dose of the “magic mushrooms” active ingredient. “But I won’t abandon you.”

The patient was recounting to Dutch postdoctoral neuroscientist Mendel Kaelen how a specially selected playlist, piped through a set of headphones as the patient lay on a bed, had interacted with the dose of psilocybin.

The man added that the music was saying to him, “It’s just going to be tough, and you know, you’re going through the grinder here, but you won’t be left in pieces.”

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Music helps hallucinogens heal minds, scientist finds

Music helps hallucinogens heal minds, scientist finds