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Opinionated Science Episode 32: Debunking the "Hygiene Hypothesis" and Psychedelic Brain Changes

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Opinionated Science Episode 32: Debunking the "Hygiene Hypothesis" and Psychedelic Brain Changes


On this episode, the team take a look at a new study that suggests people's interpretation of the "Hygiene Hypothesis" - that early exposure to some microorganisms protects against allergic disease - might be in need of a cleanup. They also detail some findings on the psychedelic drug psilocybin and its effects on the connections of the mammalian brain. Not to be missed! 

Opinionated Science 
is Technology Networks’ homemade podcast, where our team of scientists-turned-journalists cut out the chewy jargon and serve up slices of the most fascinating stories from the world of science. Expect a new Opinionated Science every other Friday.

Read more from this podcast: 

We May Not Be "Too Clean for Our Own Good" After All

Single Dose of Psychedelic Compound Psilocybin Can Remodel Connections in the Brain

Psychedelic Healing: Adjunct Therapy Harnessing Opened Malleability (PHATHOM)

Meet The Authors
Ruairi J Mackenzie
Ruairi J Mackenzie
Senior Science Writer
Karen Steward PhD
Karen Steward PhD
Senior Science Writer
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