Psychedelics make you more open minded… obviously

Do our brains predict how we think? Psychedelics may help answer that question

It’s actually backed by science!

Research suggests that 5-HT2A serotonin receptors play an important role in a flexible thinking since they’re found in the region of the brain responsible for learning and cognition. A study conducted on rats found that when these receptors are blocked, the rats became unable to spontaneously change from one behaviour to another to earn a reward, indicating a decrease in cognitive flexibility.

Psilocybin activates the 5-HT2A serotonin receptors, as its chemical structure is quite similar to serotonin, which explains why so many users experience an increase in cognitive flexibility and a decrease in rigid thought patterns. Lack of cognitive flexibility is often associated with disorders like depression and OCD, so it makes sense that psilocybin is being used to treat these conditions!

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Tryp Therapeutics (TRYP) aims to use psychedelics in eating disorder treatment

Dr. Jennifer Miller | Principal Investigator, Tryp Therapeutics

Tryp Therapeutics Inc. (TRYP), is conducting a phase 2 clinical trial that will investigate psilocybin’s effect on hypothalamic obesity conditions. Principal Investigator Dr. Jennifer Miller is confident that psilocybin therapy will reduce appetite drive, food-related anxiety, compulsive eating, and impulsive eating by rewiring neural pathways to alleviate the underlying psychiatric issues. She is hopeful that psilocybin could treat millions of patients with a wide range of previously untreatable, chronic conditions.

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