Scans show profound effects of LSD on human brain

New scans of the human brain under the influence of LSD have been hailed as the “Higgs boson moment” for neuroscience. See related  The research revealed that users experienced images through information drawn from many parts of their brains and not just the cortex at the back of the head that normally processes visual information, says The Guardian. “We saw that many more areas of the brain than normal were contributing to visual processing under LSD, even though the volunteers’ eyes were closed,” said lead scientist Dr Robin Carhart-Harris, from Imperial College London. Studies into the effects of LSD on the brain and its potential therapeutic uses have been severely hampered since the drug became illegal in the UK in 1966. David Nutt, the government’s former drugs advisor and a…


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