[LSD] …lights up the brain’s visual cortex and points at the brain regions involved in “altered consciousness.”
“What they discovered could have major effects on the way we use psychedelics to model and treat psychiatric diseases.”
Rather than using LSD itself as a psychological drug — there are certainly other scientists working on that — Carhart-Harris and his team used it as a probe for understanding what they refer to as the “neurobiology of consciousness.” Demonstrating that there’s an actual physical basis to the psychological effects of LSD will, no doubt, boost psychedelics’ cred within the science community, which is still leery of the formerly-fringe field.
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New brain images shows LSD lights up the brain’s visual cortex and points at the brain regions involved in “altered consciousness”
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