HYPERACTIVE BRAIN CURBS DE­PRES­SION

Science Illustrated - - HUMANS -

An acid trip is known to cause hal­lu­ci­na­tions, as the drug in­ten­si­fies the link be­tween the cen­tre of vi­sion and the frontal lobe, in which sen­sory in­for­ma­tion is pro­cessed. But at the same time, LSD weak­ens the link be­tween the cere­bral cor­tex and the hip­pocam­pus cen­tre of mem­ory, step­ping up ru­n­away ac­tiv­ity in ma­jor ar­eas of the or­gan. The re­sult is the im­pres­sion that the ego is dis­solved and linked with the sur­round­ings. The drug seems able to cure anx­i­ety, de­pres­sion, OCD, etc.

ALAMY/ALL OVER

LSD HIP­POCAM­PUS FRONTAL LOBE CEN­TRE OF VI­SION

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