And it`s also a marginal note because you mentioned it, but we didn`t get into it, and I know we`re jumping everywhere – in fact, it`s the first MDMA, and it`s true for other psychedelics, but it produces hypermnesia, the opposite of amnesia. This loaded memory is pretty amazing. I mean, you`ll remember the texture of the couch, the exact pattern, the fabric and the color when you were three, it might appear, something like that, or words in a language you studied for a semester 25 years ago. It raises a lot of questions about the brain and the mind. And you mentioned that it can not only produce functional changes in the brain, but also beneficial structural changes, which is amazing, at some level, to think about it. So I had a month-long training on working with people in these spiritual emergencies, and I had just arrived in Sarasota, Florida, at New College, where I was a student. And I only spent four or five days at home, and then a friend of mine called me, and he told me that he and his friend MDMA had done it together, and under the influence of MDMA, she remembered being raped and almost killed, and that it was a terrible memory for her. She was previously in and out of psychiatric institutions as a result of these and other traumas, and she was so worried that she could hurt herself. These painful memories had surfaced, that she moved to a psychiatric hospital and stayed there for about six days, and they gave her the same old drugs she had received before, and they released her. And she felt desperate that these drugs hadn`t helped her before, there was nothing she knew, and she decided even more to commit suicide. Please take this opportunity to read my interview with Rick Doblin, PhD (@rickdoblin), founder and CEO of the Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies (MAPS).
He received his Ph.D. in Public Policy from the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard, where he did his thesis on the regulation of medical use of psychedelics and marijuana and his master`s thesis on a survey of oncologists on smoked marijuana vs.