Psychedelic drugs, or hallucinogens, are a group of drugs that can profoundly alter perception and cognition in the user, resulting in a so-called mind-expanding trip that is often associated with a vivid imagination and a dream-like state. But how do these drugs alter consciousness in such a way? While the psychedelic experience produced by these drugs is well documented, little was known about the behavior of the brain during these trips - until now.
In a recently published study, researchers investigated the effects of a psychoactive substance and found increased activity in regions of the brain that are known to be activated during dreaming. Interestingly, the opposite could be said for the brain network associated with higher-level thinking and self-consciousness, as the activity displayed here was dampened and disorganized. The team may therefore have finally provided a physical representation for the psychedelic experience. The study has been published in Human Brain Mapping.
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Boeiend artikel, vooral dat je gevoel van zelfbewustzijn sterk kan afnemen en het sterk kan lijken op een droomstaat.
Eigenlijk is het heel logisch dat de hersens net zo werken als dat je zo'n trip ervaart, maarja, nu is er wetenschappelijk bewijs