Psychedelic Drugs — More Mind-Starving Than Mind-Expanding


After finding 30 volunteers who agreed to be injected with psilocybin, the active ingredient in magic mushrooms, researchers at Imperial College London found that those trippy images of, like, humanity floating across the sky, man, are actually caused by a decrease in blood flow and connectivity between crucial parts of your brain that control perception and cognition. But that theory you came up with about the universe is probably still right on. [New Scientist]