Mushrooms have several benefits. One of these is psychological. Can mushroom improve human memory?


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  • $\begingroup$ This question is too broad - there are many, many species of mushroom (fungi). $\endgroup$ – AliceD Jun 3 '16 at 8:34

Mushrooms contain psilocybin, which gets converted into psilocin. These act on serotonin receptors, which may play a role in memory. (Edits coming later)

  • $\begingroup$ Magic mushrooms contain psilocin and psylocibin (Psylocibe cubensis, among others). By far not all of them do; they're an exception to the rule really. $\endgroup$ – AliceD Jun 3 '16 at 8:33
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    $\begingroup$ I guess I assumed he was talking about magic mushrooms. Why would mushrooms of the normal edible variety improve memory any more than any other nutritious food? $\endgroup$ – DJG Jun 3 '16 at 17:47

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