An interesting, if rather preliminary, article in Scientific American this week, on new research which asks Do Microdoses of LSD Change Your Mind?

“So what’s riding on these studies? For those that are already convinced of microdosing’s powers, probably not much. But quite a lot is at stake for our broader understanding of the brain and the potential for drugs — LSD or otherwise — to enhance cognitive abilities.”

This is potentially also of interest to historians of the supernatural, in relation to the debate among scientists and historians about the possible role of natural hallucinogens present in food during the historic ‘witchcraft’ outbreaks, re: the impact on the general population and their susceptibility to such wild claims.