The Accidental Discovery of LSD: The Story of Bicycle Day

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Reactions Science Videos | April 11, 2017

Bicycle day's just around the corner, but it's not what you think. This isn't a holiday honoring your favorite two wheeled, environmentally friend vehicle - it's about the day chemist Albert Hoffman first discovered the psychedelic effects of Lysergic Acid Diethylamide, or LSD-25. Today we're talking the chemical history of LSD, so get ready to turn on, tune in, but don't drop out... you might just learn something.


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CURRENT RESEARCH IN LSD

2016: Survey of research antidepressive, anti-addictive, and anti-anxiety potentials in LSD.
http://journals.sagepub.com/doi/abs/1...

Jan, 2017: study in Cell investigates the crystal structure of LSD and its biochemical effect on the brain.
http://www.cell.com/cell/abstract/S00...

Feb, 2017: study identifies serotonin receptor in brain respsobile for “feeling of meaning” and actually studies why LSD makes music sound.
http://www.cell.com/current-biology/a...

Jan, 2017: A look into LSD induced psychedelic phosphenes, and the role of biocheemiluminescence.
https://www.degruyter.com/view/j/revn...

Jan 2017: A look into why LSD is so difficult to find in urine tests.
https://www.degruyter.com/view/j/cclm...

2016: How LSD Affects Perception of Language
http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/1...

Jan 2016: How LSD affects Circadian Rhythm.
http://www.fasebj.org/content/30/1_Su...

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