Psilocybin and psilocin are two different molecules found in magic mushrooms. Our current understanding is that psilocybin is inactive but rapidly converted into psilocin, which provides the observed activity.
The term "wood lover paralysis" refers to a temporary state of muscle weakness and/or paralysis that begins several hours after consuming certain types of "magic" mushrooms.
Baeocystin is closely chemically related to psilocybin, but the scientific community has very little data on baeocystin or its human pharmacology.
Researchers measured the effects of psilocybin by comparing brain scans.
On June 4, 2018, The Atlantic published Michael Pollan’s account of studying “magic” mushrooms alongside world-famous mycologist Paul Stamets. According to the story, Stamets took Pollan hunting for the Psilocybe...
New research published in the Journal of Psychopharmacology examines the association between lifetime psychedelic use and intimate partner violence.