This innovation may pave the way for pharmaceuticals that act like psychedelics at the 5-HT2A receptor but don’t have hallucinogenic effects.
A recent study indicates that the empathogenic effects of LSD may be independent of serotonin 2A receptor activation.
Changes in structural neuroplasticity start within 24 hours, are enduring, and may not be solely dependent on 5-HT2A.
Reviewing early research (1895-1975) on changes in visual perception.
Study finds that these altered states are quite similiar.