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Here's How Psychedelic Drugs Rewire Your Brain

By Gary Cutlack on at

The image to the left is of the traffic inside a normal brain, thinking about things like crisps, football, money and what to say on Twitter that's both funny and politically correct. The brain to the right is a carefree one on a psychedelic drug, illustrating how much the connections in our heads can be rewired by magic mushrooms. [Wired]

What the Synapses in Your Brain Actually Look Like

By Eric Limer on at

Without synapses, your neurons wouldn't be able to communicate and your brain would be little more than a ball of meat. Exactly what synapses look like has been a mystery until now, and it turns out that even though their job is simple, they're complicated as hell.