The substance also affects how the brain works and how different brain regions communicate with each other. These altered patterns of brain activity contribute to a person’s profound change in consciousness. Some regions increase in activity and connectedness while others decrease. Studies suggest that psilocybin can temporarily disrupt communication among regions of the brain known as the default mode network, which is most active when we self-reflect. Reducing a person’s sense of self-awareness may lead to a greater feeling of openness and increased connectedness to the world.

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