This article was originally published on Microdose Psychedelic Insights and appears here with permission.
Groundbreaking clinical research has become the bedrock of the modern psychedelic renaissance. One scientist pioneering the way forward in psychedelic and consciousness research is Robin Carhart Harris. Currently the head of the Center for Psychedelic Research at Imperial College London, Carhart-Harris has a remarkable record of academic contributions to the emerging space. Having co-authored over 100 peer-reviewed publications, Carhart-Harris has played a pivotal role in the reinvigoration of psychedelic science. Here are some notable scientific achievements Harris has made towards advancing the psychedelic renaissance.
Using fMRI Technology to Dive Deep Into Psychedelics and Brain Function
The hallmark of Carhart-Harris’s research is his use of functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) to investigate brain function when under the influence of psychedelics. Indeed, fMRI data was at the heart of his 2014 paper The entropic brain: a theory of conscious states informed by neuroimaging research with psychedelic drugs. …