AsapSCIENCE Breaks Down the Effects of Psychedelic Mushrooms on the Brain

The latest episode of AsapSCIENCE (previously) takes a look at how psychedelic mushrooms affect the human brain. The short video breaks down the chemical reactions that lead to hallucinations.

The main psychoactive ingredient in ‘shrooms is called psilocybin. When ingested, the body breaks it down into the active drug psilocin, which makes its way to the brain. And here, it begins to prevent the re-uptake of the neurotransmitter serotonin, increasing its activity.

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