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Friday, August 19 • 11:15am - 12:15pm
Psilocybin Mushrooms of the World

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News headlines, such as “Magic mushrooms expand the mind” (Time, January 2012) and “What your brain looks like on magic mushrooms” (Telegraph, UK, November 2014), give us a deceptively simple picture. This picture implies that at least most people will encounter but one canonical experience after ingesting psilocybin mushrooms. When you really get down to it, the details of experiences that people have after ingesting psilocybin are at least as varied as the individuals who may encounter them. We will review findings from laboratory studies as well as large-sample, online surveys conducted at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine that investigate the nature and inherent individual differences in both peak mystical experiences and profoundly challenging experiences that were encountered after ingesting psilocybin. We will also explore the relationship that these reported experiences might have to changes in the brain that may result from ingestion of psilocybin. 

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Alan Rockefeller

Alan Rockefeller is a mycologist studying the mushrooms of California and Mexico. He has been focusing on the taxonomy and photography of Mexican mushrooms for the past seven years. Alan recently returned from five months of collecting in Mexico with extensive field work in the states of Jalisco, Colima, Michoacan, District Federal, Morelos, Puebla, Veracruz and Oaxaca. When he is not photographing mushrooms, he is busy sequencing fungal DNA... Read More →

Friday August 19, 2016 11:15am - 12:15pm
Sheridan Opera House 110 N Oak St, Telluride, CO 81435

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