How Do Magic Mushrooms Affect The Brain?

AsapSCIENCE explains how your brain is chemically altered when you eat magic mushrooms.

Psilocybin is a naturally occurring psychedelic compound that can be found in more than 200 species of mushrooms, they are collectively known as psilocybin mushrooms.

The Psilocybin compound provides increased communication between different regions of the brain. Psilocybin has a similar chemical structure to serotonin which means it can also bind to, and stimulate receptors in the brain.

This super-stimulation allows you to experience and perceive things without the need for outside stimulus. These hallucinations can come in a verity of forms including visual and auditory feelings and sensations.

These hallucinations can be both fun and enjoyable but also scary and even terrifying for some users, the effects can last anywhere from 2 to over 8 hours, however this period can feel like an eternity, as Psilocybin alters your sense of time.