The entropic brain: a theory of conscious states informed by neuroimaging research with psychedelic drugs

@inproceedings{CarhartHarris2014TheEB,
  title={The entropic brain: a theory of conscious states informed by neuroimaging research with psychedelic drugs},
  author={Robin L Carhart-Harris and Robert Leech and Peter J Hellyer and Murray Shanahan and Amanda Feilding and Enzo Tagliazucchi and Dante R. Chialvo and David Nutt},
  booktitle={Front. Hum. Neurosci.},
  year={2014}
}
Entropy is a dimensionless quantity that is used for measuring uncertainty about the state of a system but it can also imply physical qualities, where high entropy is synonymous with high disorder. Entropy is applied here in the context of states of consciousness and their associated neurodynamics, with a particular focus on the psychedelic state. The psychedelic state is considered an exemplar of a primitive or primary state of consciousness that preceded the development of modern, adult… CONTINUE READING
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