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Learn Me Something: How Do Psilocybin “Magic” Mushrooms Work? →

Podcast: This week on “Learn Me Something,” Aaron and Rich delve into how psilocybin “magic” mushrooms work, how they came to be, and what extensive research and studies show as the effects they have on us.

By now, it’s pretty clear that psilocybin, the active compound in “magic mushrooms” has a potent effect on human beings. But psychedelic visions obviously weren’t the evolutionary force that caused some fungi to make the compound — it’s an unforeseen side effect.

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