The following are my notes from a panel entitled “The Role of Mysticism in Psychedelic Trials” sponsored by the Chacruna Institute on January 13, 2021.
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What stands out to me here is how calm Jesus seems to be, even to the point of being slightly annoyed with his friends for freaking out about the storm. To use psychology terms, he was able to suppress his amygdala anxiety threat response which allowed his prefrontal cortex to stay online and deal with the situation with all his “thinking cylinders” firing.