Decrease in glutamate levels in brain causes good trip during ego disolution by magic mushrooms new study says

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MaartenV
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Decrease in glutamate levels in brain causes good trip during ego disolution by magic mushrooms new study says

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This new study from the Netherlands may be interesting for idealists. It's about the relationship between magic mushrooms, ego disolution and the biomolecule glutamate.

"In the brain, glutamate acts as a sort of “on switch” in that it helps propagate neural signals traveling across brain cells — and altering how much reaches different areas of the brain, the findings suggest, appear to trigger profound changes in perception."
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Re: Decrease in glutamate levels in brain causes good trip during ego disolution by magic mushrooms new study says

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This article explains it better for the layman.
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Re: Decrease in glutamate levels in brain causes good trip during ego disolution by magic mushrooms new study says

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yes, and what you don't use, you lose. Networks that are used frequently become stronger. Yes I believe you can change your personality and habits in life by rewiring your brain. But I also think that magic mushrooms open the door to a higher reality. A reality that can be seen, when the brain is reduced in activity.
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Re: Decrease in glutamate levels in brain causes good trip during ego disolution by magic mushrooms new study says

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This study is a little bit contradicting the original study of dr. Robin Carhart-Harris, who wrote:

(from the Abstract)
Decreased activity in the ACC/medial prefrontal cortex (mPFC) was a consistent finding and the magnitude of this decrease predicted the intensity of the subjective effects. "
Source: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/22308440/

While this new study says that there is an increase of activity in the mPFC region causing a bad trip and a decrease in the region of hippocampus.

I'm looking forward to more investigation on this subject.
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