Abstract 29012016-2

Understanding the neural processes underlying human consciousness is possibly one of the major challenges for 21st century neuroscience. First-person accounts linked to neural correlates are of critical importance but in altered states of consciousness such as sleep and coma it is not possible to obtain these.The comparison of the neural correlates and corresponding first-person accounts during mindfulness meditation and hypnosis have the potential to help understand the neural correlates of changes in consciousness that occur in these procedures. This can provide important clues about the neural mechanisms of consciousness.