science, the human brain and magic mushrooms

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    Magic mushrooms trip up brain activity - Technology & science - Science - LiveScience - msnbc.com


    Quieting the brain
    Psilocybin, the chemical that gives mushrooms their trippy properties, has long-lasting effects beyond the initial high. A recent Johns Hopkins University study found that a single experience with psilocybin in a controlled environment can alter personality long-term, making people more open to new experiences.

    "Healthy people given psilocybin often describe their experiences as among the most meaningful of their whole lives, comparable to such things as the birth of their first child or getting married," Carhart-Harris said. "We wanted to know what is going on in people's brains to produce such profound effects."
     
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    ok

    Make drugs legal so we can all go on a long, strange trip.

    vote Ron Paul if you want this to occur.
     
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    The usefulness in the treatment of PTSD is becoming clearer and clearer
     
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    Ron Paul has too many other BAD ideas along with his few good ones
     
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    Freedom is never a bad idea.
     
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    maybe you should teach Ron Paul that one
     
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    Acid has been shown to be a long term aide, almost to the point of cure, for brutal stress head aches.
     
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    The decreases were focused in regions that serve as crossroads for information in the brain, meaning that information may flow more freely in a brain on mushrooms. The findings could be useful in developing hallucinogenic treatments for some mental disorders.

    "There is increasing evidence that the regions affected are responsible for giving us our sense of self," study author Robin Carhart-Harris, a postdoctoral researcher at Imperial College London, wrote in an email to LiveScience.

    "In other words, the regions affected make up what some people call our 'ego.' That activity decreases in the 'ego-network' supports what people often say about psychedelics, that they temporarily 'dissolve the ego.'"
     
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    Many Idian tribes had rituals that they partook in to become an adult that involved a "guided trip" by the persons elders.


    I think this country needs to restart this ritual.
     
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    need to be careful when dealing with mental disorders, sense they tend to lack the ability to properly communicate.

    real reality can be a little too much for some people.
     

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