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Scientists Are Using Psychedelics to Help People Cope With Racial Trauma

‘The nice thing about ketamine is it gives you this really nice third-person perspective’

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At Connecticut’s Behavioral Wellness Clinic, therapist Mailae Halstead keeps a careful eye on her patients as they’re “pulled through time.” She’s there as they watch themselves survive a…

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Emma Betuel

Emma Betuel

Freelance science journalist covering the future of science and society.