Link of the day: SSC Journal Club – Relaxed beliefs under psychedelics and the anarchic brain
Psychedelics are increasingly tested for therapeutic use. There are trials to get LSD approved for the treatment of depression and MDMA for treating Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). One reason this might work is that psychedelics may be able to temporarily relax internal beliefs we strongly hold and replace them with new (better) experiences and beliefs. Scott Alexander reviews a paper arguing this. It makes for an extremely fascinating read!