Microdosing Psilocybin Mushrooms is increasing in popularity due to its powerful brain boosting effects, and recently discovered medical properties. Microdosing is the act of taking a small dose of Psilocybin in order to achieve neurological benefits, but not taking a high enough dose to engage any of the Psychedelic effects.Psilocybin has been shown to increase emotional empathy, and aid in fighting Depression and Anxiety. It does this by mimicking Serotonin and stimulating the \u201c5-HT2A\u201d serotonin receptor. Doing so increases BDNF (Brain Derived Neurotrophic Factor), which plays a significant role in Neurogenesis.Neurogenesis is the process by which new neurons are formed in the brain to make new connections and networks. Professionals used to believe that Neurogenesis stopped around the age of 25 and that the brains Neuron\u2019s actually decreased with age. This thought process has been tested with Microdosing, and many believe that we may have been wrong to believe Neurogenesis can not occur later in life.Psilocybin is one of the only compounds to actually be proven to induce neurogenesis. The increased stimulation in \u201c5-HT2A\u201d also increases glutamate which is responsible for memory, general cognition, and learning. Microdosing psilocybin causes parts of the brain which would normally not communicate together, to communicate with one another. These brain connections are made by decreasing the activity in our Default Mode Network (DMN), which is often a very over-used part of our brain.The DMN in our brains is responsible for numerous mental activities such as thinking about the past\/future and self-reflection. With an over-stimulated DMN, these mental thoughts often lead to thoughts of depression and anxiety. Since microdosing has been proven to slow down the activity of our DMN, it leads to humans naturally thinking in new ways which would otherwise be inaccessible to us. These new thought patterns are thought to help remove and forget about depressive thoughts altogether and allow people to be present in the current moment. This can also help people that suffer with PTSD, as they often are stuck in repetitive thought patterns.