New research with psilocybin brings transcendent brain states, hope and comfort to the most unlikely of subjects. New York University School of Medicine Anthony P. Bossis, Ph.D. is a clinical psychologist and clinical assistant professor of psychiatry at NYU School of Medicine conducting FDA-approved psychedelic research investigating the effects of psilocybin, a naturally occurring compound found in specific species of mushrooms. Subjective features of a psilocybin-generated mystical experience include unity, sacredness, transcendence, and a greater connection to deeply felt positive emotions including that of love. Implications for the scientific study of psilocybin and mystical experience include the alleviation of end-of-life emotional distress, enhanced psychological well-being, treatment of myriad mental health disorders and a deeper understanding for the study of meaning and spirituality.

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