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Medical Mushrooms: Psilocybin-Assisted Therapy

Psilocybin is currently classified as a Schedule I, abuse-forming drug with no medicinal purpose. However, recent research suggests that this “magic mushroom” drug may hold the key to treating depression, anxiety, and other psychiatric conditions. Read on to learn more about the potential benefits of psilocybin.

In Your Dreams: Insights from Dream Research

Dreams have intrigued scientists for decades, but the question of why we dream remains unanswered. Learn about the connection between neural processes and our dreams, as well as two popular theories about the purpose of dreaming.

Open Your Mind: Understanding Implicit Bias

Discrimination continues to divide our country. Implicit bias underlies our conscious awareness and has great power to influence our attitudes and behavior. Find out how implicit bias plays a role in shaping our behavior toward different groups.

In Living Memory: Understanding Hyperthymesia

Individuals with hyperthymesia possess a superior autobiographical memory. Discover how this extreme case of memory retention works and its potential implications for treating disorders such as Alzheimer’s disease.


Despite Major Depressive Disorder’s widespread prevalence, depression has a reputation within our culture that can cloud our understanding of the condition. A few theories regarding its neurological origin have emerged, however, continuous research has opened potential avenues for causes, treatments, and preventative measures to advance our understanding and acceptance of this mental illness.