Ruairi J Mackenzie
Ruairi J Mackenzie
Science journalist. Senior senior science with Technology Networks | @Tech_Networks. Resident brain person at Neuroscience News and Research. Views my own.Source
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Single Dose of Psychedelic Compound Psilocybin Can Remodel Connections in the Brain

Single Dose of Psychedelic Compound Psilocybin Can Remodel Connections in the Brain

Psilocybin, a psychedelic compound that can be derived from over 200 species of mushroom, can remodel connections in the mouse brain. That is the conclusion of a new study that examined structural changes in the brain that might explain psilocybin’s enduring antidepressant effects. 10% increase in connections The study was led by researchers at Yale University. Senior author Alex Kwan, associate professor of psychiatry and neuroscience, said in a press release, "We not only saw a 10% increase in the number of neuronal connections, but also they were on average about 10% larger, so the...

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