“The words people used to describe their trip experiences could lead to better drugs to treat mental illness.” A team at McGill University in Montreal is using natural language processing—the technique that allows voice assistants or search engines to work — to study written “trip reports” of drug users’ experiences. The work could shed light on how hallucinogens trigger specific mental states, whether that be euphoria, anxiety, or a sense of being at one with the world.  Read more via MIT Technology Review#psychedelicscience #psilocybin #psychedelicresearch #psychedelicmedicine #research