Psychedelic Renaissance

There is increasing scientific evidence that psychedelic substances, currently illegal, have therapeutic effects.

Featuring 3 articles by 2 scientists


The psychedelic renaissance is here. Will it last this time?

To avoid the mistakes of the past, scientists and society need to open their minds

Benjamin Bell


Johns Hopkins University

Can MDMA help people with autism overcome social anxiety?

An expert lays out a cautiously optimistic case for using the psychedelic in therapy

Benjamin Bell


Johns Hopkins University

Comment 2 peer comments

MDMA can help fight PTSD—if scientists are allowed to use it

How psychedelics could remain illegal, even if research shows they help heal

Shannon Stewart

Cell Biology

Massachusetts Institute of Technology