Magic mushrooms create a 'hyperconnected brain': Scans reveal how chemical triggers a spiritual experience by rearranging the mind

They have been credited for inspiring some of the most popular songs of a generation.

Now scientists claim they are closer to understanding why magic mushrooms cause people to have such intense creative and spiritual experiences.

Scans have revealed that its active ingredient, psilocybin, creates a hyperconnected mind that links regions of the brain that are normally have nothing to do with each other.