Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Magic Mushrooms Create a Hyperconnected Brain

Magic mushrooms may give users trippy experiences by creating a hyper-connected brain.

The active ingredient in the psychedelic drug, psilocybin, seems to completely disrupt the normal communication networks in the brain, by connecting "brain regions that don't normally talk together," said study co-author Paul Expert, a physicist at King's College London.

The research, which was published today (Oct. 28) in the Journal of the Royal Society Interface, is part of a larger effort to understand how psychedelic drugs work, in the hopes that they could one day be used by psychiatrists — in carefully controlled settings — to treat conditions such as depression, Expert said.

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I'll say this much from my own experience, I've never had more fun in my life in a van going to church camp. Long story... I'll save it for another time. Anyone else ever notice the scent of organic matter coming out of your pores after eating mushrooms? It could have been the pile of dirt I was laying in that I smelled while I was shooting my laser gun, so who knows on that note...

Those days are long gone now but the memories remain. I wouldn't trade them for anything.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I used to go out and pick them while it was raining in cattle pastures. Hard to beat a free high. I didn't know this until years later, but the spores came from the grain that the cattle ate. See? I learned shit in high school.