How Psilocybin In Mushrooms Affects Your Brain

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More than 180 species of "magic" mushrooms produce the psychoactive compound psilocybin. When you ingest psilocybin, your gut converts it into another chemical called psilocin, which triggers changes in the brain. It increases activity in the visual cortex, leading to changes in perception; it decreases network activity in the "Default Mode Network," driving the experience of ego loss; and it increases connectivity among different regions of the brain. Researchers believe it's the combination of these effects that makes psilocybin an effective tool for combating depression and addiction, for which research shows support. MORE BRAIN SCIENCE CONTENT: What Ketamine Actually Does To Your Brain https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d_ey_a_yN6Q&t=20s How Giving Birth Changes Your Brain https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KJqDRCyEX4o What Happens To Your Body When You Drink Too Much Coffee https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1_6_6TAuoGc&t=5s ------------------------------------------------------ #Psychology #Mushrooms #ScienceInsider Science Insider tells you all you need to know about science: space, medicine, biotech, physiology, and more. Visit us at: https://www.businessinsider.com Science Insider on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BusinessInsiderScience/ Science Insider on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/science_insider/ Business Insider on Twitter: https://twitter.com/businessinsider Tech Insider on Twitter: https://twitter.com/techinsider Business Insider/Tech Insider on Amazon Prime: http://read.bi/PrimeVideo How Psilocybin In Mushrooms Affects Your Brain

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