CCS faculty publish article on neural correlates of shamanic state of consciousness

Shamanic trance is an altered state of consciousness used by shamanic practitioners to glean information to be used for the physical, psychological, or spiritual healing of others. Despite shamanic practices dating back to the paleolithic era, few studies of this unique non-pharamacological state of consciousness have been conducted. In the largest study of shamanic practitioners…

Dr. Zirui Huang of the CCS publishes new high-profile article

Rest-task modulation of fMRI-derived global signal topography is mediated by transient coactivation patterns Recent resting-state fMRI studies have shown that the global signal exhibits a nonuniform spatial distribution across gray matter, but is this informative? This neuroimaging study reveals novel insights into the informative nature of global signal by rest-task modulation of the global signal…

Disrupted Global Brain Signal Indicates Unconsciousness

New fMRI study by Tanabe et al. published in the March 2020 issue of the journal Anesthesiology suggests that the global temporal coordination of neuronal activity across the entire brain is a unitary indicator of various states of consciousness including sleep, general anesthesia, and unresponsive wakefulness syndrome, whereas the relationship of the global and local brain activity defines…