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Decoding the Tripping Brain
Diana Kwon | Sep 1, 2017
Scientists are beginning to unravel the mechanisms behind the therapeutic effects of psychedelic drugs.
Infographic: The Brain on Psychedelics
Diana Kwon | Aug 31, 2017
Understanding how hallucinogenic drugs affect different neural networks could shed light on their therapeutic potential.
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.
“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.
Magic Mushroom Dreams
Jef Akst | Jul 3, 2014
A psychedelic compound in hallucinogenic mushrooms triggers brain activity characteristic of dream states.