Psilocybin increases the expression neuroplasticity-related genes in rats

Psilocybin rapidly increases the expression of several genes related to neuroplasticity in the rat brain, according to new research published in the Journal of Psychopharmacology. The new findings might help explain theContinue reading “Psilocybin increases the expression neuroplasticity-related genes in rats”

Magic mushroom compound psilocybin can reduce symptoms of treatment-resistant depression

BY THE LANCET  MAY 17, 2016  Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Psilocybin – a hallucinogenic compound derived from magic mushrooms – may offer a possible new avenue for antidepressant research, according toContinue reading “Magic mushroom compound psilocybin can reduce symptoms of treatment-resistant depression”

A single high dose of psilocybin alters brain function up to one month later

BY ERIC W. DOLAN  APRIL 7, 2020  Share on Facebook Share on Twitter New research provides evidence that the active ingredient in so-called magic mushrooms can affect brain processes related to emotional functioningContinue reading “A single high dose of psilocybin alters brain function up to one month later”

Neuroscience study uncovers psilocybin-induced changes in brain connectivity

BY ERIC W. DOLAN  JANUARY 20, 2020  Share on Facebook Share on Twitter SHARE New research published in Biological Psychology sheds light on the neurophysiological underpinnings of the psychedelic experience. The study provides new detailsContinue reading “Neuroscience study uncovers psilocybin-induced changes in brain connectivity”

Psilocybin-assisted mindfulness meditation linked to brain connectivity changes and persisting positive effects

BY ERIC W. DOLAN  AUGUST 17, 2019  Share on Facebook Share on Twitter SHARE New research indicates that psilocybin-assisted mindfulness meditation is associated with changes in functional brain connectivity — and these changesContinue reading “Psilocybin-assisted mindfulness meditation linked to brain connectivity changes and persisting positive effects”

Study suggests psilocybin can positively change emotions and brain function long-term

Emma StoneOctober 26, 2020 (juriskraulis/AdobeStock) Over time, it’s easy to become entrenched in how we view and move through the world. Firing up the same well-worn neural pathways becomes effortless,Continue reading “Study suggests psilocybin can positively change emotions and brain function long-term”