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We dream even when under general anaesthetic

点击量:   时间:2019-03-04 06:08:01

Juergen Ritterbach/Alamy Stock Photo By Rowan Hooper THE nightmare scenario for patients undergoing surgery is that they remain aware but are paralysed as they are sliced open. Anaesthesia almost always prevents this, but we don’t know how it works, nor how it affects our consciousness. What’s more, because general anaesthetic also induces amnesia, it has been difficult to investigate its effect by asking people to recount their experience of it. To get around this problem, Katja Valli, a neuroscientist at the University of Skövde in Sweden,