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Image of the Day: Mind Altering
Image of the Day: Mind Altering
Carolyn Wilke | Mar 11, 2019
A study in rats finds that tiny doses of the psychedelic drug DMT may yield positive effects for anxiety and depression, but there could be downsides too.
Psilocybin Decreases Depression and Anxiety in Some Cancer Patients
Psilocybin Decreases Depression and Anxiety in Some Cancer Patients
Ben Andrew Henry | Dec 2, 2016
In a pair of clinical studies of psilocybin, the active ingredient in magic mushrooms, participants reported positive changes to their moods and outlooks.
Decoding the Tripping Brain
Decoding the Tripping Brain
Diana Kwon | Sep 1, 2017
Scientists are beginning to unravel the mechanisms behind the therapeutic effects of psychedelic drugs.
Far-Out Science
Far-Out Science
Mary Beth Aberlin | Sep 1, 2017
How psychedelic drugs and infectious microbes alter brain function
“Magic” Mushroom Compound Eases Depression
“Magic” Mushroom Compound Eases Depression
Tanya Lewis | May 17, 2016
Psilocybin led to an improvement in symptoms for treatment-resistant patients, according to a small study.
Week in Review: May 16–20
Week in Review: May 16–20
Tracy Vence | May 20, 2016
Genetic overlap among phenotypes; National Academies on GE crops; hundreds of antibiotic candidates synthesized; an unintended effect of antibiotic treatment in stem cell recipients; giraffe genome; psilocybin shows promise for depression; Senate considers embryo-editing research
Psychedelic Neuroimaging
Psychedelic Neuroimaging
Ruth Williams | Apr 13, 2016
“Ego dissolution,” and other things that happen to the human brain on LSD
Magic Mushroom Dreams
Magic Mushroom Dreams
Jef Akst | Jul 3, 2014
A psychedelic compound in hallucinogenic mushrooms triggers brain activity characteristic of dream states.
Studies: Psychedelics Not Bad for Mental Health
Studies: Psychedelics Not Bad for Mental Health
Tracy Vence | Mar 10, 2015
Two independent investigations suggest hallucinogens like LSD are not linked to psychological problems and may actually confer certain benefits.
Studies: Psychedelics Not Bad for Mental Health
The Scientist Staff | Mar 10, 2015
Two independent investigations suggest hallucinogens like LSD are not linked to psychological problems and may actually confer certain benefits.

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