Altering your mind?
Some drugs interfere with neurotransmitters in the brain. These 'mind-altering' drugs change our interpretation of the world, our behaviour, and our mood. For example, cannabis from the plant Cannabis sativa, affects neurons releasing acetylcholine, noradrenaline and dopamine work. LSD (D-lysergic acid diethylamide) is a combination of an artificial acid and a natural molecule found in the fungus Claviceps purpurea (Ergot). LSD mimics serotonin action in the brain, which seems to explain its hallucinogenic effects.