What are psychedelic drugs?

Andrew Huberman AI:

Psychedelic is a cultural term that refers to a group of compounds that can profoundly alter one's sense of reality. The term spans different pharmacological classes, but the classic psychedelics or hallucinogens are LSD, psilocybin, DMT, and mescaline. Psychedelics can alter one's sense of self acutely and have the ability to reveal aspects of the psyche that are ordinarily not entirely visible. Psychedelics work on the serotonin two A receptor in the brain, and they are being studied for their therapeutic potential in treating specific clinical conditions.