The Way Magic Mushrooms Expand the Mind

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The Way Magic Mushrooms Expand the Mind

Your brain on psychedelic drugs looks similar to your brain when you’re dreaming, suggests a new study that may also explain why people on psychedelics feel they are expanding their mind

 

In this study, researchers scanned 15 brains before and after they received psilocybin injection. The results:

  • Thought to be involved in memory and emotions, including the hippocampus and anterior cingulate cortex
  • Pattern of brain activity similar to those who are dreaming
  • The activity in brain areas that require “higher thinking” were less coordinated
  • More possible brain activity – reason why participants claimed to have felt that their mind “expanded”

Source: http://www.livescience.com/46642-magic-mushrooms-brain-dreaming.html

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