Psychedelic drugs induce ‘heightened state of consciousness’, brain scans show

Psychedelic drugs induce ‘heightened state of consciousness’, brain scans show

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By: Ian Sample Science editor |

Psychedelic drugs induce ‘heightened state of consciousness’, brain scans show

| Neuroscience | The Guardian

Study records what appears to be the first evidence for mind-opening state experienced by users of LSD, ketamine and psilocybin

Brain scans have revealed the first evidence for what appears to be a heightened state of consciousness in people who took psychedelic drugs in the name of science.

Healthy volunteers who received LSD, ketamine or psilocybin, a compound found in magic mushrooms, were found to have more random brain activity than normal while under the influence, according to a study into the effects of the drugs.

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