Katherine Peil reveals some of the fascinating discoveries of her lengthy inquiry into the nature of emotion. She talks of its function and evolution, and refers to its physiochemical and informational expressions. She reminds us that all living creatures experience pleasure and pain, and that good and bad feelings work together to serve self-regulation. Emotion is a sensory system, and hedonic qualia enable creatures to experience both an autonomous me and a social we. She introduces the topic of quantum biology, and asks the speculative question: Does consciousness collapse the wave function?
New human multisensory integration model for its exploration.
Neuroscientist Beau Lotto conducted an ambitious study with Cirque du Soleil on the emotion of awe
In the quest for innovative and functional designs, many scientists are now turning to nature for inspiration.
The mystery and power of the creative process can perhaps be best understood through the lens of the birthing process.
The “awe-full” qualities of horror and terror may share essential roots with those underlying transformative states such as flow, awe, presence, timelessness and ecstasy.
What Science and My Unusual Brain are Teaching us about the Convergence of Reality, Love, and the Senses
Scientists discover psychedelic DMT creates waking dream state in brain
How we can uncover the traumas embedded in our social body and work together to heal these wounds
Cognition, or mind, is the very process of life itself, which requires neither a brain nor a nervous system
The source of capacity to optimize our experience...
Women mystics and wisdom beings across the spiritual traditions
We are aware of thinking and acting, and we typically think this is what neurons and brains are for.
21st-Century science is on the verge of recreating the processes that may have brought life into being
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