Sackler Centre for Consciousness Science


First evidence for higher state of consciousness found

Image created using brain imaging technology, showing changes in neural signal diversity while under the influence of LSD

This is the first study to show brain-signal diversity that is higher than baseline, that is higher than in someone who is simply ‘awake and aware’. Previous studies have tended to focus on lowered states of consciousness, such as sleep, anaesthesia, or the so-called ‘vegetative’ state.  For the study, Michael Schartner, Dr Adam Barrett and Professor Seth of the Sackler Centre reanalysed data that had previously been collected by Imperial College London and the University of Cardif.

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By: Marianne Cole
Last updated: Wednesday, 19 April 2017