Michael Pollan (Wheeler Centre) [Melbourne]
Friday July 19, 2019 - 7:30 PM
Melbourne Town Hall
90-120 Swanston Street
Melbourne, Victoria 3000
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About the Show
EVENT: Michael Pollan
For years, Michael Pollan’s books have changed minds.
Pollan’s latest investigation is more explicitly concerned than ever with changing minds. This time, he’s turned his attention to psychedelic drugs; their history and their potential. Pollan wants us to look beyond the myriad misconceptions and clichés to understand the groundbreaking new science around hallucinogens. In How To Change Your Mind, he discovers how they can help us learn more about human consciousness – as well as the benefits they may offer in the treatment of many illnesses.
A reviewer for the New York Times wrote that ‘[Pollan] makes losing your mind sound like the sanest thing a person could do’. Join this icon of science journalism, in conversation with Christine Kenneally, as he discusses his most personal work yet.