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We dream even when under general anaesthetic

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STEEX/Getty By Rowan Hooper The nightmare scenario for patients undergoing surgery is that they become aware but remain paralysed as they are sliced open. Anaesthesia almost always prevents this, but we don’t know how it works, nor how it affects our consciousness. What’s more, because general anaesthetic also induces amnesia it’s been difficult to investigate its effect by asking people to recount their experience. To get around this, researchers have now infused volunteers with anaesthetics,