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How Psychedelics Improve Brain Neuroplasticity

What Is Neuroplasticity?

Throughout our lifetime, our brain cells (neurons) go through a series of characteristic changes. As learned behaviors, emotions, experiences, thoughts, and traumas all affect how our brain reacts to certain inputs as we age.

Neurons connect with other neurons through electrical and chemical impulses in the brain and the strength of these transmissions is what links to our cognition; e.g. the way that we think and react. People suffering from depression are frequently found to have far fewer neurons or neuron connections in certain parts of the brain.

How Do Psychedelics Affect Neuroplasticity?

There is a growing body of evidence that shows psychedelics have the capacity to boost neuroplasticity in the human brain. 

In a study at Johns Hopkins University, low doses psilocybin (0.1mg/kg) showed an increase in the number of new, bigger and healthier neurons growing in the hippocampus of mice. High doses of psilocybin (1mg/kg) greatly reduced neurogenesis in the brain in response to condition of fear and trauma stimulus.

How Can Psilocybin Treatment At The Avante Psychedelic Institute Bahamas Help Your Brains Neuroplasticity?

There is ample evidence that psychedelics change the way the neurons of the brain connect to each other.

Psilocybin has been shown to increase the amount of entropy in the brain. In other words, psilocybin allows neurons to work through connections that it otherwise may not. As the brain becomes more flexible, we begin to make associations that we normally wouldn’t connect. This can be shown as people becoming more creative, artistic, and identifying new ways of thinking and looking at the world with a new and more beneficial attitude. This has been shown to have a profound effect upon feelings of well-being and happiness and in-turn, diminishing signs of depression and anxiety.

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