Do Psychedelics Take you ‘Higher’?

Dr Dean Wright

Melbourne researchers, Tim Bayne and Olivia Carter have published a recent paper exlporing the current evidence of what exactly LSD and Psilocybin do to various domains of consciousness. They focus on the domains of sensory perception, cognitive function, and experiences of unity.

They argue that psychedelics do not necessarily induce a “higher” state of consciousness, and that such an idea may be an overly simplistic way of describing the complex effects of psychedelics. 

Read the abstract and full text here.

Bayne and Carter argue that perception was ‘enhanced’, cognition was ‘impaired’ and the domain of unity contained both qualities.
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