This structure reveals some reasons for the long-lasting effects of LSD and gives insight into the role of receptor signaling.
Psilocybin-assisted therapy is showing promise for quitting smoking, but how does it work?
As researchers watch, magic mushrooms are revealing their secrets.
The head-twitch response in rodents indicates stimulation of the 5-HT2A receptor. This knowledge helps researchers design experiments to understand how psychedelics work.
Researchers used PET scans and blood psilocin levels to verify that the subjective experiences brought on by psilocybin come from stimulation of the serotonin 5-HT2A receptor.
Magic mushrooms may be synthesizing this newly-discovered compound from baeocystin.
Psilocybin produces more insightful and mystical experiences, but dextromethorphan causes greater feelings of disembodiment.
Data analysis and gene expression maps confirm the role of the 5-HT2A receptor in the effects of LSD.
Psilocin makes neurons grow faster and produce more connections.
A study in the mouse brain shows serotonin neurons are organized into parallel subsystems.