Dimethyltryptamine is a natural chemical substance that is produced in many plants and animals, including humans in the liver, lungs and pineal gland. Despite occurring naturally in us, it is famous for being the strongest psychedelic and has a reputation for inducing the biggest changes to our perception of reality.
‘The famous philosopher Descartes described the pineal gland as the ‘principal seat of the soul.’ You’ve probably heard of this gland being called the ‘third eye,’ a mystical chakra point residing right in the middle of your eyebrows. It turns out these ideas aren’t too far off. The small, rice-sized, pinecone-shaped endocrine organ sits alone in the middle of the brain and at the same level as the eyes.’
Research into the relationship between memory and the brain is offering a different insight into how these work together. It is commonly though that memory is stored ‘in the brain’. Despite this, the brain has been described by neuroscientists as ‘a transmitter and receiver of signals’ like a computer. As such, some are opting to the ‘possibility that memory is stored on a cloud similar to that which modern technology uses’. From this, your brain transmits and receives the signals to retrieve the memory.