How magic mushrooms hyperwire the brain

Researchers have observed the effects of hallucinogenic mushrooms on neural networks in the brain using MRI. The observed hyperconnectivity would be similar to that which occurs when we dream.

NEURONS. Hallucinogenic mushrooms cause a kind of “mind expansion” by hype connecting. nupep shrooms neuronal networks to each other, according to British researchers from University College London. A phenomenon similar to that which is observed when a person dreams according to them.

  • The map of connections between neural networks (image of a) that scientists published on Wednesday October 29 in the Journal of the Royal Society represents .
  • The “meta-networks” (networks of neural networks) of a fasting person (at left) and a person who received psilocybin, the active ingredient in hallucinogenic mushrooms.

It was obtained by observing through magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) the brains of 15 volunteers to whom psilocybin was injected intravenously.

The purpose of the research was not to study the effects of psychedelic drugs on the brain but rather to observe the effects of altered consciousness.