Psychology

What psychedelic mushrooms are teaching us about human consciousness

Published in NeuroImage, their breakthrough study used real-time brain scans in humans to show that psilocybin reduces activity in the claustrum by up to 30 percent.

This coincides with people’s subjective feelings of ego dissolution and oneness with their environment while under the influence of the drug. The less active the claustrum, the stronger the psychedelic effect reported by participants, including mystical and emotional experiences, and a reduced sense of self.

Original Article (Discover Magazine):
What psychedelic mushrooms are teaching us about human consciousness
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