'Morality pills' may be the US's best shot at ending the coronavirus pandemic, according to one ethicist

Rather than a vaccine to beef up your immune system, a psychoactive substance could boost your cooperative, pro-social behavior – curtailing the selfish actions that spur on coronavirus's spread.

Parker Crutchfield, Associate Professor of Medical Ethics, Humanities and Law, Western Michigan University • conversation
Aug. 10, 2020 ~9 min

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Michael Pollan describes promise and perils of psychedelic drugs

Author and Harvard professor Michael Pollan talks about his new book on psychedelic drugs, “How To Change Your Mind,” at HubWeek.

Rich Tenorio • harvard
Oct. 3, 2019 ~5 min

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