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Subject:  A single mushroom can change personality Date:  3/22/2013  11:58 PM
Author:  CCinOC Number:  675595 of 741046

Sounds interesting. Has anyone here had a magic mushroom experience--that you want to talk about? I bet Art would enjoy magic mushrooms.

Users who had a "mystical experience" while taking the drug showed increases in a personality trait dubbed "openness", one of the five major traits used in psychology to describe human personality. Openness is associated with imagination, artistic appreciation, feelings, abstract ideas and general broad-mindedness. None of the other four traits – extroversion, neuroticism, agreeableness and conscientiousness – was altered.

Under controlled scientific conditions, researchers gave 51 adults either psilocybin or a placebo in up to five eight-hour sessions. They were told to lie on a sofa with their eyes covered and listen to music while focusing on an "inner experience".

More at: http://www.independent.co.uk/news/science/single-magic-mushr...
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