Commenting on the Kastrup-Imperial College Debate: Part 2
While the majority of the general public has never had experiences with psychedelic compounds, by contrast, coffee is one of the most ubiquitously ingested beverages throughout the world. One of the main reasons for this is due to the stimulatory effects of the chemical caffeine which is found in coffee beans. Many people claim that their brain doesn’t feel “primed” or “ready to go” until they’ve ingested their morning brew. A 2018 fMRI study in Scientific Reports observed that 200 mg of caffeine effected 60 caffeine-naïve human subjects by creating a widespread increase in resting brain entropy.
The definition of entropy is the measurement of the variety of configurations possible within a system. Brain entropy is defined as the number of neural states a given brain can access. A 2018 fMRI study in PLOS One observed the level of resting brain entropy of 892 human subjects and found...
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