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magic mushrooms invade your brain
2014-07-04 05:11:00

Alan McStravick for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Researchers from the UK and Germany have opened the door on the little understood subject of just how psychedelic substances work within and affect our brain and our perception of consciousness. With the combination of heightened visual and auditory perception, a description that often accompanies a mind-expanding drug trip has been 'dream-like'. According to the results of a study recently published in the journal Human Brain...

2012-03-10 08:00:00

This highly controversial film will explore the concept of “reality” as people´s chaotic daily lives and the existence of a quieter, happier alternate reality. Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) March 10, 2012 There is an expanding shift in consciousness taking place right now, and people are looking for a new understanding of life, according to Mike “Zappy” Zapolin and spiritual guru Deepak Chopra, creators of the upcoming documentary “The Reality of Truth.”...

Could Magic Mushrooms Help Treat Depression?
2012-01-24 05:56:50

Brain scans of individuals under the influence of so-called magic mushrooms have given scientists the clearest illustration yet as to how such psychedelic drugs can affect people, while also providing hope that the active ingredient in this substance could be used to help treat depression. In two separate studies announced Monday, researchers discovered that the ingredient in question, psilocybin, does not increase activities in areas of the brain that tend to be suppressed by...

Lasting Happiness Found With Hallucinogen Use?
2011-09-29 11:24:00

Researchers from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine studying psilocybin, the mind-altering chemical in “magic mushrooms,” found that the chemical may actually alter people´s personalities for a long period of time, ABC News is reporting. The study involved one high dose of psilocybin administered to 51 adult study participants and found that 30 of them underwent measurable personality changes lasting more than a year. The aspect of personality that changed is...

2011-06-16 11:00:00

The hallucinogen found in "magic mushrooms" could be used to treat a variety of psychiatric disorders, including depression, anxiety and addiction, according to researchers working on a new study. The scientists, working at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine have figured out the dose levels of the "sacred mushroom" chemical capable of yielding positive experiences, while minimizing the chance of negative reactions like those found in volunteers of the study, who were under constant,...

2010-09-07 12:24:56

U.S. researchers said Monday that magic mushrooms may help ease the anxiety that accompanies late-stage cancer. They said that cancer patients given a moderate dose of the hallucinogen psilocybin were measurably less depressed six months after a single dose compared with a placebo. The study of 12 cancer patients was designed to prove that hallucinogenic drugs could be studied as a way to relieve the distress of advanced cancer. The study, which was published in the Archives of General...

2008-07-01 06:10:00

More than a year after they took the hallucinogen found in "magic mushrooms," volunteers in a Johns Hopkins study rated the experience as one of the most meaningful and spiritually important of their lives, researchers reported today. The results suggest that hallucinogenic compounds, long considered taboo after widespread abuse in the late 1960s, represent both an untapped resource to help people cope with trauma, and a scientific tool for exploring human spirituality, the authors said....

2008-05-01 16:50:04

Swiss chemist Albert Hofmann, who discovered the hallucinogenic drug LSD, died yesterday. But the LSD trip is far from over as scientists bring lucidity to how hallucinogens work. Also called psychedelics, hallucinogens alter a person's perception, mood and a slew of other mental processes. Hallucinogen history goes back centuries as people worldwide have taken the drugs to induce altered states for religious and spiritual purposes. While LSD (lysergic acid diethylamide),...

2007-08-07 17:37:35

AMSTERDAM, Netherlands - The famously liberal Netherlands has been swinging toward the right, cracking down on immigration, religious freedoms and the freewheeling red light district. The next possible target? Magic mushrooms. The death of a 17-year-old French girl, who jumped from a building after eating psychedelic mushrooms while on a school visit, has ignited a campaign to ban the fungi "” sold legally at so-called "smartshops" as long as they're fresh. Regulation of mushrooms is...

2006-07-11 16:52:50

By Maggie Fox, Health and Science Correspondent WASHINGTON (Reuters) - "Magic mushrooms," used by Native Americans and hippies to alter consciousness, appear to have similar mystical effects on many people, U.S. researchers reported on Tuesday. At least one team of doctors is already testing whether using them can help terminal cancer patients come to terms with their fates. More than 60 percent of volunteers given capsules of psilocybin derived from mushrooms said they had a "full...

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