A long-ridiculed theory about humankind's early leap of consciousness is revived.
- Terence McKenna first proposed psychedelic mushrooms as the trigger for our rapid cognitive evolution.
- McKenna's theory was called the "Stoned Ape Hypothesis."
- The hypothesis is being revisited as a possible answer to a vexxing evolutionary riddle.
Studies: One Dose of "Psilocybin" from Magic Mushrooms Relieves Depression in 80% of Cancer Patients
New studies from NYU and John Hopkins University show the effectiveness of psilocybin in treating depression and anxiety of cancer patients.
A first study of its kind finds that psilocybin-containing "magic" mushrooms can be effective in treating depression.