PSILOCYBIN MUSHROOMS MAY SUBDUE BRAIN’S EGO CENTER

Via Futurity During psilocybin use, the area of the brain believed responsible for setting attention and switching tasks is turned down, research finds. The 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 scans after psilocybin use showed that the claustrum …

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We can no longer ignore the potential of psychedelic drugs to treat depression

Via The Guardian At Imperial College we’ve been comparing psilocybin to conventional antidepressants – and the results are likely to be game-changing The world is experiencing a devastating physical health emergency. But the coronavirus pandemic has also seen a renewed focus on our psychological wellbeing. Loneliness, uncertainty and grief may be intensifying an already acute …

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Magic mushrooms can ‘reset’ depressed brain

via BBC NEWS A hallucinogen found in magic mushrooms can “reset” the brains of people with untreatable depression, raising hopes of a future treatment, scans suggest. The small study gave 19 patients a single dose of the psychedelic ingredient psilocybin. Half of patients ceased to be depressed and experienced changes in their brain activity that …

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