Drug-induced states

The multi-dimensional approach to drug-induced states: A commentary on Bayne and Carter’s “Dimensions of consciousness and the psychedelic state”

Bayne and Carter argue that the mode of consciousness induced by psychedelic drugs does not fit squarely within the traditional account of modes as levels of consciousness, and favor instead a multi-dimensional account according to which modes of …

The varieties of selflessness

Many authors argue that conscious experience involves a sense of self or self-consciousness. According to the strongest version of this claim, there can be no *selfless states of consciousness*, namely states of consciousness that lack …

Neural correlates of the DMT experience assessed with multivariate EEG

Studying transitions in and out of the altered state of consciousness caused by intravenous (IV) N,N-Dimethyltryptamine (DMT - a fast-acting tryptamine psychedelic) offers a safe and powerful means of advancing knowledge on the neurobiology of …

From Molecules to Consciousness: Philosophy and the Natural Sciences in Dialogue

Scientists traditionally use self-report questionnaires to assess the subjective effects of psychoactive drugs in the lab and determine how these effects relate to neuroimaging data. I will suggest that such questionnaires have important …

Is There a Phenomenology of Bodily Ownership?

Dimensions of Consciousness in Drug-induced States

The Varieties of Selflessness

Psychedelics, Meditation and Self-Consciousness

In recent years, the scientific study of meditation and psychedelic drugs has seen remarkable developments. The increased focus on meditation in cognitive neuroscience has led to a cross-cultural classification of standard meditation styles validated …

Looking for the self: Phenomenology, neurophysiology and philosophical significance of drug-induced ego dissolution

There is converging evidence that high doses of hallucinogenic drugs can produce significant alterations of self-experience, described as the dissolution of the sense of self and the loss of boundaries between self and world. This article discusses …

Drug-Induced Ego Dissolution: Physiological Correlates and Philosophical Implications

Distortions of self-experience are a central feature of many altered states of consciousness, from acute psychosis to the psychedelic experience and states of mystical consciousness. In psychedelic states a reduction in the normally …