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Your Brain On Shrooms

Psychedelic or ‘magic’ mushrooms have
been ingested by humans for over 9000 years. Even today, this naturally grown fungus is
commonly used as a recreational drug, causing hallucinations, but how exactly does it work? The main psychoactive ingredient in shrooms
is call psilocybin. When ingested, the body breaks it down into the active drug psilocin,
which makes its way to the brain. And here, it begins to prevent the reuptake of the neurotransmitter
serotonin, increasing its activity. On top of this, psilocin actually has a similar chemical
structure to serotonin, meaning it can also bind to and stimulate receptors in the brain.
This amplified stimulation causes you to perceive and experience things without any real stimulus
– also know as hallucination. These can be of a varying nature, from visual to auditory
sensations, or mystical and insightful feelings. And while the experience can be quite enjoyable,
some users have reported very unpleasant episodes. These feelings generally last between 3-8
hours, but could feel much longer as the drug alters your sense of time. Scientists have also suggested that the brain
may temporarily rearrange itself by inhibiting normal brain activity and immediately creating
new biologically stable brain connections. This, ultimately, makes it harder to determine
reality from fantasy, and amplifies your intensity of thought which makes planning ahead and
self conscious thinking almost impossible. We also see activation in the hippocampus
and anterior cingulate cortex which are associated with dreaming. *Finally, specific emotional
regions of the brain are chemically activated, which can lead to a sense of expanding consciousness.
And because the drug temporarily alters the paths in your brain, ‘thinking outside of
the box’ becomes extremely natural. In a famous US study, 36 college educated
participants were given psilocybin and observed in a laboratory. 1/3rd of the participants
reported the experience as the single most spiritually significant moment in their lives,
with ⅔rds putting it in their top five. Two months after taking the drug, 79% of the
participants reported increased well-being and satisfaction. Friends and family were
also interviewed and agreed with these claims. But it’s not all so positive – 22% of the
clinically tested individuals experienced fear and paranoia at certain points during
their trip. And because of the state of their brains, these typically manifested as terrifying
and uncontrollable hallucinations. *L Though much is still unknown about shrooms,
they’re not considered clinically addictive and cause little toxicity to other organ systems.
In fact, a UK study found that they cause the least amount of damage – both to the individual
and others – when compared to other recreational drugs. Ultimately, scientists believe the
laws need to change around clinical testing of the drug so advanced research can be executed
to fully understand both the positive and negative effects that this “magic” fungus
has on our brains. Got a burning question? And if you haven’t seen our video on the
science behind “Type A vs Type B” personalities, you can check it out on our second channel
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  1. Albert Williams
    Albert Williams June 25, 2019

    hmp if you got it 📲

  2. Space Munky
    Space Munky June 25, 2019

    People who have never experienced shrooms personally should not be talking about it. Period

  3. Digit4l Flow
    Digit4l Flow June 25, 2019

    Was thinking bout trying it until the thought of a paranoid 8 hour trip that seems longer was mentioned💀

  4. Satsuki Amagasa
    Satsuki Amagasa June 25, 2019

    Alcohol and cigarettes kill people.
    Weed hasn’t killed anyone but is illegal.

  5. GoldDropper
    GoldDropper June 25, 2019

    Mario has joined the server

  6. 7 & 8
    7 & 8 June 27, 2019

    So… it’s basically like having a lucid dream?

  7. Mr. Magic Potato
    Mr. Magic Potato June 27, 2019

    Is it bad to take shrooms daily or should someone only do it monthly and have people died from this

  8. brass tacks
    brass tacks June 27, 2019

    whoa dude, my mind is like…..poof……blown away o: watching this was trippy

  9. daniel moore
    daniel moore June 27, 2019

    they sure taste like shit tho

  10. Youssef
    Youssef June 28, 2019

    Y'all make me wanna do drugs fr fr

  11. Daniel Lavigne
    Daniel Lavigne July 1, 2019

    Only reason the freakouts happened is because those people either have guilt . or set and setting wasnt correct(being analised while meeting maker )

  12. Half Baked 420
    Half Baked 420 July 2, 2019

    I cant wait to do shrooms glad my dealer has the power to get them 🍄🍄🍄🍄🍄🍄🍄

  13. Mark Vera
    Mark Vera July 4, 2019

    Some crazy shit lmao

  14. bao
    bao July 5, 2019

    i took 6 gs and i was crying tears of joy lmao… live be beautiful as shit sometimes

  15. Nicolas Mazure
    Nicolas Mazure July 5, 2019

    Watching this after munching on 5 grams of shrooms. Baladions.

  16. Kaffe
    Kaffe July 13, 2019

    The comeup is exciting. The peek is breathtaking. And the comedown is weird. I swear it felt like I was walking in third person in the comedown.

  17. Blacc Feather
    Blacc Feather July 14, 2019

    My barber played me a sound clip of his girl tripping off of golden teacher and a disembodied voice was heard…

  18. Justina Jade
    Justina Jade July 17, 2019

    I had the best trip ever and I felt great after. I took it at 10pm and it lasted til 5am I didn’t sleep I felt refreshed. We were camping in the forest and it was so beautiful.

  19. Pradyumn
    Pradyumn July 17, 2019


  20. Potater Tots
    Potater Tots July 17, 2019

    I tried them for the first time a week ago about an eighth and it was so beautiful and amazing

  21. Cole Meierhofer
    Cole Meierhofer July 17, 2019

    i’ve taken shrooms twice lmao

  22. Cadu 1256
    Cadu 1256 July 18, 2019

    I need this audio without music ambience. Please!

  23. Jem Koyote
    Jem Koyote July 19, 2019

    It’s not a drug it’s medicine lmao

  24. Original L
    Original L July 22, 2019

    On my 13th birthday i popped about 5 to 6 grams of shrooms. Ended up blacking out after 3 hours. My grandmother called the police and me and the bois were taken to the hospital. Finally went home in the morning

  25. nyeland harmon
    nyeland harmon July 27, 2019

    Literally watching this after actually swallowing some shrooms

  26. Luka Labudović
    Luka Labudović July 30, 2019

    Shrooms are bae.

  27. Jose Melchor
    Jose Melchor July 31, 2019

    Just waiting for it to kick in

  28. Brandon Mucklow
    Brandon Mucklow July 31, 2019

    I’ve always wanted to watch this video WHILE actually tripping, and that my friends, is currently happening.

  29. TayDaGamer HD
    TayDaGamer HD August 3, 2019

    Anyone else planning on trying it but want to research the effects

  30. Mostrico07
    Mostrico07 August 3, 2019

    what about doomshroom

    it literally dooms you

  31. EJ 22G
    EJ 22G August 4, 2019

    The song that completely eliminates paranoia is ironically Paranoid by Black Sabbath. The happy beat makes everything flow like a river of spirituality.

  32. salty. shelby
    salty. shelby August 5, 2019

    Is this normal mushrooms?? I’m eating then right now 🥵🤷🏻‍♀️😱

  33. Dookiebutter
    Dookiebutter August 10, 2019

    Well, off I go

  34. Ajuhh
    Ajuhh August 14, 2019

    Psychedelics are different then hallucinations. Psychedelics later things around you so a mug looks like it’s melting or a poster starts to move. Hallucinations are things manifesting that are not there. Sooooo seeing people or spiders or different things like that. If you take to much they become a hallucinogen. Take a dose that’s safe and it’s not a hallucinogen but a much saver psychedelic

  35. Javier Robles
    Javier Robles August 16, 2019

    Im watching this because im about to eat 2gs 🤤

  36. The Ethalon
    The Ethalon August 17, 2019

    The fact plants and mushrooms are in the same legal category as heroin, meth and cocaine is RIDICULOUS

  37. Mider-Span Man
    Mider-Span Man August 18, 2019

    In all of these comments, nobody ever mentions the price range. How much per gram, what is the quantity usually?

  38. not a dog
    not a dog August 18, 2019

    Alcohol: is literally poison and kills people.
    Government: perfectly fine
    Shrooms: is basically just a hallucination drug which has little to no harm.
    Government: no

  39. Jerry
    Jerry August 19, 2019

    Well i use Shrooms When High I Hallucinate a lot and it's not fun at al

  40. Justincredible
    Justincredible August 19, 2019

    1.5 grams of shrooms is insane this opened up my eyes and reality in a whole

  41. Im 47
    Im 47 August 22, 2019

    So why shrooms should be legal?

  42. Zestamore Garcia
    Zestamore Garcia August 23, 2019

    I want that experiment done on me

  43. Jesus Cervantes
    Jesus Cervantes August 24, 2019

    Is taking shrooms at a rave a bad idea?

  44. Conor
    Conor August 25, 2019

    Just so you know. Even a bad trip like those experienced by the 22% causes the same positive aftereffects. I was deeply depressed when a relationship didn't turn out well. This lasted for months until I read research on the therapeutic effects of shrooms. My first dose was 3g and it was a terrible trip at the moment making me experience pains and thoughts related to the relationship and my life that were terrible. But, after I awake sober everything in my life was different. It felt like I had regained that childhood happiness about the world and its unlimited good potential. If it weren't for that trip I'd be on track to fail to high school and become a serious drug addict.

  45. YeahForSure
    YeahForSure August 25, 2019

    I can smell those expo markers

  46. aqua wil
    aqua wil August 25, 2019

    I jus did shrooms and didn’t feel shit

  47. _ incognito _
    _ incognito _ August 26, 2019

    “When you get the message, hang up the phone.”

    First time for was abuse and fun to see how high I get, then used it few more times as a learning tool and saw crazy insights on life, no answers will be shown only more questions and awareness.
    You can still be the same person and not change for the better, if you don’t use it properly.

  48. CptObvious
    CptObvious August 27, 2019

    Shrooms are from space and they are here to help

  49. sauco o
    sauco o August 28, 2019

    so i took shrooms and got so mad at my mate because he was in my room with my other mate and i thought they were having a secret meeting without me so i got really jealous and started kicking him

  50. TAC
    TAC August 31, 2019

    I was spiked and felt it was yesterday, I am fine now✌😂✝️🚹

  51. victor115100
    victor115100 September 1, 2019

    Tried them for the first time at six flags lol, it was awesome and I think I like it better than Lsd now.

  52. oscar canelas
    oscar canelas September 4, 2019

    Plugs in Florida?

  53. Byte Nebula
    Byte Nebula September 4, 2019

    If you’re brain thinks something is so there’s literally no way to distinguish it from the real thing

  54. Arleth
    Arleth September 4, 2019

    trying shrooms for the first time today i’m excited but nervous i’ve been watching videos and came across this one haha

  55. H. Bee
    H. Bee September 7, 2019

    Can someone become violent to others or themselves off a bad trip?

  56. Gabriel Ramirez
    Gabriel Ramirez September 8, 2019

    When I was tripping on shrooms I remember not being able to speak because it was just hard to focus on one thing to talk about. Like I couldn’t concentrate on what I was trying to say because I felt like my mind was all over the place

  57. _ incognito _
    _ incognito _ September 8, 2019

    We all have our own opinions, because of huge population size makes each user have a unique trip while we all might share some of the same leaning and visual experience.
    Let’s start with Anxiety/Depression, these drugs can give off such a powerful sensation feeling of life that it can possibly cure you temporarily.
    For some this powerful feeling of what they are seeing with there eyes can cause a panic/anxiety attacking leading to negative trip, not everyone has a stable mind, visuals, sounds, body effects can be scary to users who have no idea what they are getting themselves into.

    Addiction: after I tried these drugs I was a clean soul for about a 1 week, no drinking alcohol, no smoking at hookah lounge , stopped taking pills (all sorts of them) and started eating healthy and drinking plenty of water, but this rebirth type feeling went away after a while then I started getting back into my same old habits, so I can say yes it stopped my addiction temporarily.
    Now if anyone is curious is these drugs are addicting then I would say definitely not, it’s so powerful to the point where you may never do it ever again for the rest of your life, but sometimes we just want to get back up there and see if we still had it in us. Each time I did a psychedelic drug was always months/year apart from each other, crazy drug and I don’t regret anything about it
    and I’m thankful to the person who showed me and told me to try them, it’s crazy how in life all this stuff exists but all it takes is one person to show you then you show someone else and a chain begins. 🌍

  58. Jake Heider
    Jake Heider September 10, 2019

    I must have not been on enough shrooms because I never saw things. Same goes for acid I took 180ugs in a tab and I didn't actually see things. Just thought

  59. Anish Khajuria
    Anish Khajuria September 11, 2019

    Tripped for the first time last week, will never forget it 🙌🏽

  60. xander Gonzalez
    xander Gonzalez September 13, 2019

    Man I watch the Adam Sandler haircut and a movie last night on Netflix. That shit had me dying on 4 1/2 g

  61. Green Swamp Onion
    Green Swamp Onion September 13, 2019

    I hear that like shrooms reveal things about people and life. Both my friend and Wiz Khalifla talked about how like it showed them the truth like they can't put it in words.

    I have never done drugs but I might try this

  62. Chris OX
    Chris OX September 13, 2019

    Coming back to this video after doing shrooms >>

  63. deanmullen10
    deanmullen10 September 14, 2019

    I think my anxiety and PTSD would make it too dangerous for me to take, I'd fear a bad trip however maybe on my death bed since I'll have nothing to lose I might give it a try then.

  64. boba icezz
    boba icezz September 14, 2019

    On shrooms while watching this

  65. Brianna tomas
    Brianna tomas September 14, 2019

    I did shrooms and that shit is crazy I wanna talk to people about it 😂

  66. Justin Y.
    Justin Y. September 15, 2019

    Anyone else just here for fun and not actually a stoner?

  67. free will
    free will September 17, 2019

    The Rothschilds don’t want the sheep 🐑 to think out side of the box

  68. AJAM
    AJAM September 17, 2019

    Currently on shrooms right now, I feel amazing

  69. Alejandro Tovar
    Alejandro Tovar September 17, 2019

    Did shrooms yesterday went hiking to a waterfall the best shit ever

  70. TheeINDIE
    TheeINDIE September 18, 2019

    Doing them for the first time this weekend. Wish me luck!

  71. mobile_gamer
    mobile_gamer September 19, 2019

    who here from SpiritualSo

  72. mobile_gamer
    mobile_gamer September 19, 2019

    Nah it shows u what really here EVERYTHING not just 1 percent

  73. xdragon Slayerx
    xdragon Slayerx September 21, 2019

    I remember coming out of my body as a soul and i was just looking at my self, I tried to reach for my self but then right as i was going to touch my self i got pulled all the way to space and was looking at earth lmao then out of nowhere i came back to my body

  74. Viejo Bellako
    Viejo Bellako September 21, 2019

    Never seen a flying pig I want what you took

    RANDOM I-ARMY September 21, 2019

    you need to know how to control your negative thoughts, that's why shrooms are such a spiritual journey

  76. Dra Muah
    Dra Muah September 21, 2019

    Tripping next week with a couple of friends. Hope I won't get a bad trip since I have anxiety

  77. zaxh
    zaxh September 21, 2019

    Spirtaul so!

  78. Vincent Trudel
    Vincent Trudel September 21, 2019

    If being drunk feels like the Bulk and Skull theme, shrooms feels like "The Passing of the Elves" from Lord of the Rings

  79. Maritza Torres
    Maritza Torres September 22, 2019

    I heard they’re beautiful and make you feel happy, i feel like taking them but anyway

  80. charlotte emma
    charlotte emma September 22, 2019

    Did shrooms for the first time today. One of the best and most rewarding experiences of my life

  81. Daddy Long Legs
    Daddy Long Legs September 22, 2019

    Watching on shrooms n let’s jus say I can’t lol

  82. Nick 7
    Nick 7 September 24, 2019

    If you have depression be careful

  83. Solar and Eunwoo Can step On Me
    Solar and Eunwoo Can step On Me September 24, 2019

    7 borders from my school got expelled cause they were on shrooms Lmaoo

  84. Kaotic Kirra
    Kaotic Kirra September 25, 2019

    I thought I was going to die… I kept going into the laundry room and thinking about crawling into the warm dryer. I barfed and tripped 10 times harder lol. Definitely don't look in a mirror. Trippy af.

  85. Wohn Jick
    Wohn Jick September 25, 2019

    Lol, they say hallucinations aren’t “REALITY”
    This is why mainstream scientific thinking will never find the ultimate answers. Science won’t admit it’s metaphysical and epistemological flaws in its reasoning. Listen to this and yes all your “objections” will be answered

  86. Jada's Palace
    Jada's Palace September 26, 2019

    😂🤣😂🤣😂🤣 I can not

  87. Calista Phillips
    Calista Phillips September 26, 2019


  88. Nicholas Froats
    Nicholas Froats September 26, 2019

    Your Brain On DMT

  89. WaveyDrill
    WaveyDrill September 26, 2019


  90. Josue Amparo
    Josue Amparo September 29, 2019

    Tried mushrooms a week ago. At first i was expiriencing a really bad trip, but then everthing just changed & it was the best drug ive ever done. If you going to try it, i highly recommend to do it indoor & with friends you feel comfortable with.

  91. Wake Up
    Wake Up October 1, 2019

    I just ate a 8th , wish me luckkkkk

  92. Adam Parra
    Adam Parra October 1, 2019

    The only reason those 22% participants had a trip is probably because they tried to fight the trip. You have to let go. Buy the ticket you take the ride. Enjoy.

  93. Felipe Matos
    Felipe Matos October 2, 2019

    had the worst experience, guess im part of the 22%

  94. Justin Lutz
    Justin Lutz October 3, 2019

    Psilocin isn't a serotonin reuptake inhibitor. What a load of shit. It's a serotonin agonist. Completely different.

  95. mateo bibian
    mateo bibian October 5, 2019

    am i the only one watching this on shrooms?

  96. Tyler Walter
    Tyler Walter October 5, 2019

    Thanks to shrooms my life has turned for the better I trip once in a while on a 8th or so and it’s effects can last for months when it comes to my depression but my slight autism makes me have to use it once a month to so to keep the fog out of my head and allows me to think clearly and speaking of it I’m preparing to trip in the next few weeks and if anybody has any questions about psychedelics for medicine I will gladly help you along the path to internal peace and an open mind teaming with curiosity

  97. anonymous 22351
    anonymous 22351 October 7, 2019

    I did shrooms and I thought I could jump through the door and I got a new hole in my door

  98. RNDM Creations
    RNDM Creations October 8, 2019

    How would this affect someone with mental illness, i.e. schizophrenia, bipolar, ptsd, etc.

  99. Victor Varela
    Victor Varela October 8, 2019

    Anyone know what study they are talking about?

  100. Nucky Thompson
    Nucky Thompson October 9, 2019

    2:15 y vomting then¿¿¿

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