Finding the self by losing the self: Neural correlates of ego-dissolution under psilocybin.

@article{Lebedev2015FindingTS,
  title={Finding the self by losing the self: Neural correlates of ego-dissolution under psilocybin.},
  author={Alexander V. Lebedev and Martin L{\"o}vd{\'e}n and Gidon Rosenthal and Amanda Feilding and David J. Nutt and Robin L Carhart-Harris},
  journal={Human brain mapping},
  year={2015},
  volume={36 8},
  pages={
          3137-53
        }
}
Ego-disturbances have been a topic in schizophrenia research since the earliest clinical descriptions of the disorder. Manifesting as a feeling that one's "self," "ego," or "I" is disintegrating or that the border between one's self and the external world is dissolving, "ego-disintegration" or "dissolution" is also an important feature of the psychedelic experience, such as is produced by psilocybin (a compound found in "magic mushrooms"). Fifteen healthy subjects took part in this placebo… CONTINUE READING
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