DRUG PERKS

Shrooms May Ease Depression

Those mushrooms may really be magical. Scientists observed 15 volunteers under the influence of psilocybin—the key ingredient in psychedelic mushrooms—and found that their brain patters strongly resembled a dreaming state though they were awake. Their work was published Thursday in Human Brain Mapping, and also claims that participants experienced a much larger range of brain states. According to the researchers, the ability of these chemicals to give users "emotional insight" could be a strong argument for use in psychotherapy.