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The discovery came while the researchers were studying a woman who has epilepsy. During a procedure, they used deep brain electrodes to record signals from different parts of her brain in order to determine where here seizures were originating. One electrode was place next to the claustrum, a thin, sheet-like structure underneath the neocortex. Although this area has never been electrically stimulated before, it had been implicated in the past as a possible control center for consciousness by neuroscientist Francis Crick, who identified the structure of DNA, and his colleague Christof Koch of the Allen Institute for Brain Science in Seattle.
Koubeissi and his team found that Crick and Koch might have been on to something. When they stimulated the area with electrical impulses from the brain electrodes, the woman stopped reading, stared blankly into space and didn’t respond to auditory or visual commands. Her breathing slowed as well. She had lost consciousness. When the scientists turned off the electrical stimuli, she immediately regained consciousness with no memory of blanking out. Additional attempts were tried over two days and each time, the same thing happened.
originally posted by: GENERAL EYES
My experience for the void was chemically induced by psychotropic medications under doctor's orders during my stay in an inpatient facility for treatment and stabilization of a pre-existing psychiatric condition.
In short, I can only describe it as having your consciousness being sucked into a black hole....and you feel your entire mental awareness being compressed into a singularity point density as you begin to lose all sense of self-identity and merge with other consciousnesses that have fallen into the Abyss before, at which point you begin to experience such detachment from reality that all you feel is an excruciating sense of compression while being surrounded by darkness.