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Drinking ayahuasca can increase mindfulness and cognitive flexibility…

A new study in the journal Psychopharmacology suggests that drinking ayahuasca generates lasting improvements in mindfulness and cognitive flexibility, which may explain its therapeutic properties.

Based on these apparent lasting increases in both mindfulness and cognitive flexibility, the study authors state that the ayahuasca afterglow period “could be therapeutically significant because a loosening of ‘cognitive grip’ may be helpful for example in depressed patients who suffer from ruminative thinking and are ‘stuck’ in certain patterns of thoughts and behaviours.”

Original Article (ILF Science):
Drinking ayahuasca can increase mindfulness and cognitive flexibility for 24 hours
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