How Magic Mushrooms Really 'Expand the Mind'

Your brain on psychedelic drugs looks similar to your brain when you're dreaming, a new study suggests. In the study, the researchers scanned the brains of 15 people before and after they received an injection of psilocybin, the hallucinogen found in magic mushrooms.

Under psilocybin, the activity of primitive brain areas thought to be involved in emotion and memory — including the hippocampus and the anterior cingulate cortex — become more synchronized, suggesting these areas were working together, the researchers said.
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