Dimethyltryptamine (DMT) Is Generated In More Regions Of The Brain Than Previously Known

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In recent years, new research affirmed that the brain of mammals could generate a powerful hallucinogen named DMT or N, N-Dimethyltryptamine. This hallucinogen can be found in various areas of the brain, such as the visual cortex.

DMT or ‘the spirit molecule’ amazes the neurologists

That isn’t the first time researchers speculated that DMT is can be produced somewhere in our bodies, but, except a minimal amount of it found in bodily fluids, they were not particular about what creates the molecules and with what reason.

Rich Strassman, a professor at the University Of New Mexico School Of Medicine, named dimethyltryptamine ‘the spirit molecule.’ The scientist began his experiments with DMT in 1990 when he started experimenting on human subjects about the effects of the psychedelic drug. He later wrote a book, DMT: The Spirit Molecule, in which he described his discoveries.

Strassman’s theories claimed that DMT was created in the pineal gland, which further sent the molecules into the body during dream and death conditions.

New evidence shows that Dimethyltryptamine (DMT) is produced in more region of the brain

Jimo Borjigin, a neuroscientist at the Medical School of the University of Michigan, discovered Strassman’s work and has taken it upon herself, together with Rich Strassman, to bring to light proof that DMT can be found in the brains of mammals.

In 2013, they issued a research paper in which they demonstrated the presence of the psychedelic in the pineal gland of a lab rat. They continued their experiments, together with a team of scientists, and recently exposed new information about the way DMT is synthesized and why its molecules increase during a cardiac arrest.

The team also discovered that DMT is detected in other parts of the brain of mammals, such as the neocortex and the hippocampus, the pineal gland not being the primary source of conception. The researchers are yet to find Dimethyltryptamine traces in the human brain as it is a complicated molecule to identify.


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