Study Finds Psilocybin Increases Feelings of Empathy

Study finds that psilocybin enhances emotional empathy but not moral behavior.

September 2017

Researchers find that “…psilocybin has distinct effects on social cognition by enhancing emotional empathy but not moral behavior. ” In addition, the study concluded that psilocybin seems to promote emotional empathy via serotonin 2A/1A receptors, indicating a treatment path for people with dysfunctional social cognition.