2-Minute Neuroscience: Psilocybin
May 5, 2020
Psilocybin is a substance found in a number of mushroom species that can be ingested to cause psychoactive effects. Although psilocybin itself is thought to have very little (if any) psychoactive effects, upon ingestion it is rapidly metabolized into a highly psychoactive substance called psilocin. In this video, I discuss our understanding of psilocin’s effects on the brain.