High quality science in Altered States of Consciousness (ASC)
The ASC.Study.Monitor is a freely accessible and regularly updated bibliography and (full-text) library of relevant technical publications concerning altered states of consciousness (ASCs). It also contains associated conceptual and empirical findings from the field of “mind & brain sciences”, which include philosophy, psychology, psychiatry, neuroscience, and medicine, as well as the humanities and cultural studies. By making available this carefully compiled resource, MIND is supporting the provision of multidisciplinary information to researchers, students and therapists. This in turn creates the necessary framework to enable a unified, empirically oriented, coherent, and integrated theory of consciousness in terms of its capabilities, states and pathologies. Moreover, the ASC.Study.Monitor represents a responsible source with which journalistically informed individuals can disarm the taboos surrounding discussion of this subject, and thus facilitates the long-overdue political and medical rehabilitation of psychedelic science.