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How LSD Affects the Brain
How LSD Affects the Brain
Joshua A. Krisch | Jan 30, 2017
Lysergic acid diethylamide appears to interact with serotonin 2A receptors. 
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.
“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.
Psychedelic Neuroimaging
Psychedelic Neuroimaging
Ruth Williams | Apr 13, 2016
“Ego dissolution,” and other things that happen to the human brain on LSD
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.
Magic Mushroom Dreams
Magic Mushroom Dreams
Jef Akst | Jul 3, 2014
A psychedelic compound in hallucinogenic mushrooms triggers brain activity characteristic of dream states.
Just a Trip
Just a Trip
Tracy Vence | Aug 19, 2013
Using psychedelic drugs does not increase one’s risk of developing mental health problems, researchers show.
Psychedelic Phylogenetics
Psychedelic Phylogenetics
Tracy Vence | Aug 9, 2013
Using molecular markers, researchers reconstruct the “magic” mushroom family tree. 
Opinion: Research, Restricted
Opinion: Research, Restricted
David Nutt | Jul 8, 2013
Are the international drug laws the worst impediment to scientific inquiry since the Catholic Church banned the telescope?
Alternative Medicines
Alternative Medicines
The Scientist Staff | Jul 1, 2012
As nonconventional medical treatments become increasingly mainstream, we take a look at the science behind some of the most popular.