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Ayahuasca Benefits: What Is Ayahuasca, What It Does to Your Brain. Terpsichore, Creative Commons Mice that were given ayahuasca grew new neurons that helped them excel in memory tasks.

Ayahuasca Benefits: What Is Ayahuasca, What It Does to Your Brain

Neurogenesis, the production of new neurons, is very limited in adults.The research could have ramifications for diseases like Alzheimer's or depression. In a new study, researchers found the traditional psychoactive drug ayahuasca stimulates the growth of new brain cells in the hippocampi of research mice. The hippocampus is responsible for many memory functions, and the mice dosed with ayahuasca also performed better in a battery of memory tests. Dive deeper. What is Neurohacking? Breakthrough psilocybin study uncovers neurochemical origins of human ego. Psychedelic research on microdosing rats with DMT reveals unusual results. Psychedelic microdosing effects fail to match expectations in new study. LSD Changes Something About The Way You Perceive Time. ‘It can rewire people’s brains’: how traumatised veterans turned to underground MDMA therapy. The scene, at first, seems to be of two mates reminiscing about the good old days.

‘It can rewire people’s brains’: how traumatised veterans turned to underground MDMA therapy

Relaxing on the porch with a beer, tattoos poking out from under his shirt sleeves, Tyler Flanigan roundly mocks his fellow former marine Nigel McCourry. “Remember that first patrol we went on, outside the gate, when we went into Condition One?” Breakthrough study reveals how LSD dissolves a person's sense of self. A fascinating study led by scientists at the University of Zurich has uncovered key insights into the mechanisms behind how our brain generates our sense of self.

Breakthrough study reveals how LSD dissolves a person's sense of self

The researchers administered lysergic acid diethylamide (LSD) to several participants in order to home in on where in the brain our sense of self is activated and what happens when a powerful psychedelic drug interferes with that process. The fundamental goal of the research was to better understand the neurological and pharmacological mechanisms behind the brain's construction of its sense of self. With this knowledge scientists can subsequently hope to develop new treatments for psychiatric disorders that stem from fundamental distortions of that sense of self, including schizophrenia or depression. Untitled. — from Alternet Listening to Jimi Hendrix on acid back in the day was absolutely mind-melting.

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The sounds transcended normal tonality—not to mention space-time—and the music itself took on deep, deep meaning. Theonion. LSD is good for you, say Norway researchers. Tales of debilitating acid flash-backs and permanently frazzled synapses are exaggerated, according to a new scientific report which concludes LSD use may even be beneficial.

LSD is good for you, say Norway researchers

"There were no significant associations between lifetime use of any psychedelics, or use of LSD in the past year, and increased rate of any of the mental health outcomes," Pål-Ørjan Johansen and Teri Krebs from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology in Trondheim concluded in their study published in the PLOS One journal on Tuesday.

"Rather, in several cases psychedelic use was associated with a lower rate of mental health problems. " For the study, the researchers analyzed data on the more than 130,000 Americans who took drug use surveys between 2001 and 2004, of which 22,000 had used a psychedelic drug at least once. "Everything has some risk: psychedelics can elicit temporary feelings of anxiety and confusion, but accidents leading to serious injury are extremely rare," Krebs added. Autonomous sensory meridian response. A video intended to trigger ASMR Autonomous sensory meridian response (ASMR) is a euphoric experience characterized by a static-like tingling sensation on the skin that typically begins on the scalp and moves down the back of the neck and upper spine, precipitating relaxation.

Autonomous sensory meridian response

Overview[edit] Definition[edit] Origins of the name[edit] Agrostis: Tryptamines in the Crucible of Civilization - The Nexian. By Morris Crowley on Friday, 04 April 2014, hits: 6805 The ancient Greek world was familiar with a wide variety of drugs... but is it possible that they used DMT and related tryptamines as well?

Agrostis: Tryptamines in the Crucible of Civilization - The Nexian

This article looks at the mythology around an obscure Greek grass known as “agrostis” and considers how the ancient Greeks could have utilized Phalaris grass for its psychoactive effects. For the benefit of modern psychonauts, we also look at toxicity concerns surrounding Phalaris. Manufacturing Madness: The Pseudoscience of Modern Psychiatry. LSD's impact on the brain revealed in groundbreaking images. The profound impact of LSD on the brain has been laid bare by the first modern scans of people high on the drug.

LSD's impact on the brain revealed in groundbreaking images

The images, taken from volunteers who agreed to take a trip in the name of science, have given researchers an unprecedented insight into the neural basis for effects produced by one of the most powerful drugs ever created. A dose of the psychedelic substance – injected rather than dropped – unleashed a wave of changes that altered activity and connectivity across the brain. This has led scientists to new theories of visual hallucinations and the sense of oneness with the universe some users report.

Evidence Builds for Medicinal Use of Psychedelic Drugs. A single traumatic experience is enough to rattle people hard, but it rarely takes them down.

Evidence Builds for Medicinal Use of Psychedelic Drugs

In the face of subsequent ordeals, however, we become more vulnerable: a new study suggests that a second trauma has a critical role in leading to posttraumatic stress disorder, a condition that can include flashbacks, nightmares and intense anxiety, enough to disrupt a person's life. When scientists gave rats one painful electric shock, the rodents' memories and stress response temporarily became blunted but returned to normal as expected. But after a second unpredictable harrowing experience, the animals began to show fear and anxiety similar to what is seen in people with posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

How LSD Microdosing Became the Hot New Business Trip. Let's call him "Ken.

How LSD Microdosing Became the Hot New Business Trip

" Ken is 25, has a master's degree from Stanford and works for a tech startup in San Francisco, doing a little bit of everything: hardware and software design, sales and business development. Recently, he has discovered a new way to enhance his productivity and creativity, and it's not Five Hour Energy or meditation. Ken is one of a growing number of professionals who enjoy taking "microdoses" of psychedelics – in his free time and, occasionally, at the office.

"I had an epic time," he says at the end of one such day. "I was making a lot of sales, talking to a lot of people, finding solutions to their technical problems. " DMT – A Tool to Extend Survival in Clinical Death? Via Indiegogo Imagine your loved one underwent a heart attack, suffered a stroke, lays in coma after an accident, or got electrocuted while changing a light bulb and the doctors are telling you they wish if they had more time to save their life.

This project is for those who have gone through something similar, know well how it feels losing critical minutes, and for those who think ahead and want to be in a better position if something fatal happens to them or around them. Imagine, that the rescue comes from a scheduled drug: dimethyltryptamine (DMT)! We are a group of basic and clinical researchers who follow the line of investigation started by Stephen Szara’s groundbreaking clinical studies with DMT. Nothing Medicinal About Marijuana (Unless it is 100% Organic) This post originally appeared on Cannibad. Marijuana is getting more and more of a good rap these days. With its legalization in states like Colorado and Washington, economies are booming as demand for the plant increases. Aldous Huxley’s wife wrote this letter about injecting him with LSD right before he died. The 4 Archetypes Of Psilocybin [Clip] Sea DMT. Take ecstasy, save your relationship. Cannabis makes inmates behave. Major UK study examines the long-term effects of Ecstasy use.

Coming Out of the Dark Ages, Psychedelic Science, and Freedom Over Consciousness: Introduction to the Benefits of Cannabis, Psilocybin, Ayahuasca, LSD, DMT, and Ibogaine. British Guy Takes Mescaline, Polite and Measured Reflection Ensues. Graham Hancock Tries Changa. Cannabis: The Healing Herb - The Nexian. By Bancopuma on Monday, 17 March 2014, hits: 4176 Cannabis…just say ‘know’ Magic Mushrooms and Natural Intelligence. In a time when Artificial Intelligence is getting all the headlines, English author and film-maker Simon G.

Powell is making the case for Natural Intelligence – the idea that life itself is intelligent and nature has solutions to problems we have yet to even understand. Ibogaine For Sale. Scientists Studied What Psychedelics Do to the Brain, and It's Not What You've Been Told. The Ketamine Key. Depression, a persistent sad mood and lack of ability to experience pleasure, is a symptom of many psychiatric disorders. Magic Mushrooms Create a Hyperconnected Brain. What We Really Know About Psychedelic Mushrooms. Ayahuasca Can Help You Communicate with Plant Spirits, and Heal Your Body and Mind. Psychedelic Researcher: How Drugs Like LSD Can Change Your Life. Your Brain on Shrooms. Ecstasy and Acid in Your Medicine Cabinet? Doctors Explore Psychedelics. Could Psilocybin Be the Next Caffeine? A Microdosing Report.

Is LSD about to return to polite society? Clinical Trial Approved for MDMA Psychotherapy.