Scientists spoke to over 1,000 people at arts and music festivals about their experiences taking psychedelics.
"DMT has remarkable effects in human consciousness," Christopher Timmermann, from the Centre for Psychedelic Research at Imperial College London, told Newsweek.
"Why do I even want to be in the Legislature, why do I want to be a part of the office?' It was this issue."
Explaining consciousness is one of the hardest problems in science and philosophy.
Trial participants will take the psychoactive ingredient in magic mushrooms while having psychological therapy.
Users who took minute doses of LSD and mushrooms also reported an improved mood and sharpened focus.
Participants in clinical trials who were given a small dose of psychedelics were rated as having more openness than non-users.
Mayoral candidate says the fungi saved him from heroin.
Psilocybin, LSD and other chemicals should be extensively studied, scientists say.
Stigma and funding challenges make potentially useful drugs like LSD and psilocybin nearly impossible to research.
A letter published in the Lancet Psychiatry Journal has claimed that psychedelic drugs are safer than currently thought.
Santa was on a "trip" with his reindeer, according to one theory.
Scientists and scholars discussed experiments with psychedelics drugs to treat anxiety, depression, addiction and other issues at a recent conference in New York City.