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Research on how psychedelics may impact the brain

If you are wondering how psychedelics may work to produce experiences that many consider mind expanding then this recent article may assist you. I found it on the web site Futurity which features the latest discoveries by scientists at top research universities in the US, UK, Canada, Europe, Asia, and Australia. study compares brain scans of people who’ve taken psilocybin, the hallucinogenic chemical found in certain mushrooms, and people who’ve taken a placebo…
The researchers also found that psilocybin changed the way that the claustrum communicated with brain regions involved in hearing, attention, decision-making, and remembering…They found that psilocybin reduced neural activity in the claustrum by 15% to 30%. This lowered activity also appeared to be associated with stronger subjective effects of the drug, such as emotional and mystical experiences. Psilocybin mushrooms may subdue brain’s ego center – Futurity


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