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Dancing plague of 1518
The dancing plague (or dance epidemic) of 1518 was a case of dancing mania that occurred in Strasbourg, Alsace, in the Holy Roman Empire in July 1518. Around 400 people took to dancing for days without rest and, over the period of about one month, some of those affected collapsed or even died of heart attack, stroke, or exhaustion.
drugs  wikipedia 
27 days ago by talles
Goats on Acid
In their study of goats on LSD, Werner P. Koella, Roger F. Beaulieu, and John R. Bergen found that drugged goats walk in predictable geometric patterns, including squares, figure-Ls, and figure-8s. A goat repeatedly induced will always be inclined toward the same pattern.8 The figures reproduced here show the various geometric shapes of goat walking patterns in response to LSD.
drugs  biology 
april 2016 by talles
The dolphin who loved me: the Nasa-funded project that went wrong
"Every breath is a conscious effort. If life becomes too unbearable, the dolphins just take a breath and they sink to the bottom. They don't take the next breath."
drugs  biology 
april 2016 by talles
Brain scans reveal how LSD affects consciousness
Researchers have published the first images showing the effects of LSD on the human brain, as part of a series of studies to examine how the drug causes its characteristic hallucinogenic effects.
april 2016 by talles
The Doors of Perception
The Doors of Perception is a short book by Aldous Huxley, first published in 1954, detailing his experiences when taking mescaline. The book takes the form of Huxley's recollection of a mescaline trip that took place over the course of an afternoon, and takes its title from a phrase in William Blake's 1793 poem The Marriage of Heaven and Hell. Huxley recalls the insights he experienced, which range from the "purely aesthetic" to "sacramental vision". He also incorporates later reflections on the experience and its meaning for art and religion.
drugs  books  wikipedia 
march 2016 by talles
How to secretly communicate with people on LSD
About 18 months ago I had a really cool idea: What if we could communicate with people who are high on LSD in such a way that sober people can’t understand?
drugs  psychology 
february 2016 by talles
What's In My Baggie?
"What's In My Baggie?" is a documentary on the rise of misrepresented substances, as well as a critique of ineffective drug policy.
february 2016 by talles
The Heroin Heroine of Reddit
How a former addict uses the internet to save drug users’ lives
july 2015 by talles

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