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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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Future Human is a science publication from Medium about the survival of our species. It is run by the OneZero editorial team, which also publishes stories about major forces in technology through its namesake publication and stories about gadgets on Debugger.

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Emma Betuel

Emma Betuel

Freelance science journalist covering the future of science and society.

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