New research from Imperial Centre for Psychedelic Research: "Ayahuasca compound changes brainwaves to vivid ‘waking-dream’ state": https://www.imperial.ac.uk/news/193993/ayahuasca-compound-changes-brainwaves-vivid-wakingdream/

"A total of 13 participants were given an intravenous infusion of DMT. DMT affects human consciousness by significantly altering the brain’s electrical activity."

#Comment: The comedy show which is psychedelic science continues. Ever since Dr. Robin Carhart-Harris fell in love with Friston and they are seriously trying to explain subjective experience of highly isolated agent brains with probabilistic (machine learning) models, things are rapidly becoming full Monty Python. Their approaches rely so heavily on myriads of highly arbitrary reductionist choices, it would make any renaissance alchemists giggle. Even DARPA is taking a much more interesting approach at this point and people like Dr. Michael Persinger must be laughing from their graves. I suppose let them dive down the fractal of knowledge in search of some illusive "final hard truth". If mathematicians and neuroscientists would only accept that the thing-in-itself is infinite (not a bug, but its essence) - and that there is everything in infinity (incl. nothing) - their entire house of cards would collapse. The only thing left to-do at that point, is to live a simple, humble and compassionate life.

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