Monica Gagliano is a research associate professor in evolutionary ecology and former fellow of the Australian Research Council. She is currently based at Southern Cross University, where she directs the Biological Intelligence Lab funded by the Templeton World Charity Foundation. She has pioneered the brand-new research field of plant bioacoustics, for the first time experimentally demonstrating that plants emit their own “voices” and detect and respond to the sounds of their environments. Her work has extended the concept of cognition (including perception, learning processes, memory) in plants. Her latest book is Thus Spoke the Plant (North Atlantic Books, 2018).
In this talk Maurizio and Merlin discuss Merlin’s book Entangled Life: How Fungi Make Our Worlds, Change Our Minds & Shape Our Futures
“We are not walking though the world; we are interwoven with it. In everything we do we participate in complexity"
Major breakthrough in cancer research: Papers reveal 'dark matter' that contributes to disease's growth. The finding is a turning point in cancer research.
Maybe the brain isn't "classical" after all.
Queer Ecology seeks to disrupt heteronormative projections onto nature... It is ubiquitous from flowers to insects to fungi.
For many people, psychedelic drugs are intimately connected to the 1960s American counterculture, with…
Excerpts from Advaya: the role of mythology, stories, art, and poetry in cultivating kinship. How do stories create/relate to belonging?
A talk from SAND 15 exploring the brain, perception, Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj, panpsychism, and more.
In our common experience, you can't get something for nothing. In the quantum realm, something really can emerge from nothing.
Most of us carry a mother's voice in the neural patterns of our brain.
This groundbreaking book is an invitation to the public, to citizen scientists, and to professional scientists to reject the materialistic worldview of modern science
An excerpt from the new book "The Flowering Wand: Rewilding the Sacred Masculine"
Susana Martinez-Conde gives her understanding of perception, brains, reality, memory, experience, music, aesthetics, and language from her experience as Laboratory Director of SUNY Downstate Medical Center
Comparing the foundational base of Blackfoot knowledge to quantum physics to an attentive audience at The Banff Centre as part of the Indigenous Knowledge and Western Science: Contrasts and Similarities event.
We are going through a pandemic ... I have witnessed another epidemic unfolding before my eyes: the overwhelming increase in cancer cases.
Jumping spiders have REM-like twitches when they sleep, suggesting dreams may be much more widespread in the animal kingdom than previously realized
An electrifying introduction to complexity theory, the science of how complex systems behave
We can rewind to a previous scene or skip several scenes ahead
A single beech tree can live for 400 years and produce 1.8 million beechnuts. How could they do this alone?
In a major discovery, the very fabric of the cosmos is constantly being roiled and rumpled all around us
We can now hear one of the largest and most ancient living organisms on Earth whisper with the tremble of a million leaves echoing through its roots.
Stephen LaBerge discusses lucid dreaming techniques, Nisargadatta Maharaj, consciousness, and awareness.
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