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Decoding the Tripping Brain

By Diana Kwon | September 1, 2017

Scientists are beginning to unravel the mechanisms behind the therapeutic effects of psychedelic drugs.

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Infographic: The Brain on Psychedelics

By Diana Kwon | September 1, 2017

Understanding how hallucinogenic drugs affect different neural networks could shed light on their therapeutic potential.

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In a pair of clinical studies of psilocybin, the active ingredient in magic mushrooms, participants reported positive changes to their moods and outlooks.

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“Magic” Mushroom Compound Eases Depression

By Tanya Lewis | May 17, 2016

Psilocybin led to an improvement in symptoms for treatment-resistant patients, according to a small study.

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Magic Mushroom Dreams

By Jef Akst | July 3, 2014

A psychedelic compound in hallucinogenic mushrooms triggers brain activity characteristic of dream states.

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