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← Uncovering the neurobiological basis of general anesthesia

Saerain's Avatar Jump to comment 2 by Saerain

I had no idea that we didn't already know the neurobiological basis for general anesthesia. I feel like such a pioneer, now!

Also, my one experience under GA wasn't what I'd describe as flipping a switch on and off. I seemed conscious, merely numb and very delirious. Distorted images of doctors circling around me, a floating sensation... it was rather like a high fever, for me, without the pain.

Although my subjective experience of this was about two minutes long, and the surgery took 44, so I suppose that the experience was either the process of me going under and waking up stringed together, or that is one hell of a contraction of subjective time.

Fri, 31 Dec 2010 19:17:54 UTC | #571597