The Altered States of Consciousness Study Monitor is a database of scientific and research publications concerning altered states of consciousness and, as such, represents the MIND Foundation’s oldest project, which is still treasured.
The ASC Study Monitor provides a platform for researchers, students, and the public to freely access a regularly updated selection of quality academic papers. The Monitor aims to ensure a free, comprehensive, and reliable resource of information concerning altered states of mind.
Publications included in the ASC Study Monitor investigate mental states significantly different than ‘normal waking consciousness.’ The Monitor encompasses interdisciplinary research on methods that alter the subjective experience through non-pharmacological methods, such as meditation or breathwork, and natural and synthetic psychotropic substances. Moreover, it gathers publications exploring the “mind & brain sciences” and their links to culture and society.
Constantly updated & evaluated
Publications are carefully evaluated and selected with the help of a criteria selection profile, which considers the relevance to the study of ASCs and the journal’s reliability. The latter is established through several criteria, such as scientific journal rankings and exclusion of predatory journals. For open access articles, full texts are included in the database.
publications are categorized
The publications featured in the Monitor are sorted by disciplines to facilitate the browsing experience: