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Paper   IPM / Physic / 14935
School of Physics
  Title:   Possible role of biochemiluminescent photons for lysergic acid diethylamide (LSD)-induced phosphenes and visual hallucinations
  Author(s): 
1.  N. Csaszar
2.  F. Scholkmann
3.  V. Salari
4.  H. Szoke
5.  I. Bokkon
  Status:   Published
  Journal: Rev. Neurosci
  Vol.:  28 (1)
  Year:  2017
  Pages:   77-86
  Supported by:  IPM
  Abstract:
Today, there is an increased interest in research on lysergic acid diethylamide (LSD) because it may offer new opportunities in psychotherapy under controlled settings. The more we know about how a drug works in the brain, the more opportunities there will be to exploit it in medicine. Here, based on our previously published papers and investigations, we suggest that LSD-induced visual hallucinations/phosphenes may be due to the transient enhancement of bioluminescent photons in the early retinotopic visual system in blind as well as healthy people.

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