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Researchers believe psychedelic drugs could help combat depression and addiction. Here’s how magic mushrooms affect your brain.

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 and it decreases network activity in the […]
Researchers believe psychedelic drugs could help combat depression and addiction. Here’s how magic mushrooms affect your brain.