Psychedelics Change How You Read Faces, Which May Help Anxiety and Depression


“A new systematic review states that serotonergic hallucinogens help users recognize emotions in facial expressions.

  • Sufferers of anxiety and depression often only read negative emotions in other people's faces, adding to their malaise.

  • While more research is needed, psychedelics could prove to be a powerful agent in battling mental health disorders.

If you want to know what someone is thinking, don't listen to their words. Instead, watch their face. Recognition of emotions in facial expressions (REFE) is one of our animal superpowers. Expressions predate language as a major form of communication and often tell a much more honest story than the string of sounds emerging from mouths…” Continue reading