We are aware of thinking and acting, and we typically think this is what neurons and brains are for. Their deeper functions in regulating the body, either directly or through neuro-hormonal and neuro-immune interactions are largely unconscious and therefore neglected. This talk introduces theoretical models and experimental data suggesting an even deeper and evolutionarily older function of nervous systems: regulating the size and shape of the body. If these models are correct, the original function of neurons was the regulation of cell proliferation and differentiation. Neurons still perform these functions, from early embryogenesis through adulthood. We may even, sometimes, be aware of them. Recognizing this gives a new meaning to "embodied cognition."
So how does our brain create this illusion of stability?
Theorem showing that quantum mechanics really permits instantaneous connections between far-apart locations
Let’s start with Anaximander, who said everything forming in Nature incurs a debt which it must repay so that other things may form, which I see as the essence of evolution and a fascinating take on Dying to Live.
New research with MDMA could lead to deeper therapeutic uses of the drug
An exploration of a groundbreaking assertion of a new paper published in the Journal of Cosmology and Astroparticle Physics
"Vision is an art, and nature an old master painter teaching us how to see the underlying reality of things to be — before they actually are. "
Which determines traits like sexual orientation, intelligence and behavior: genes or environment?
Dr. Long has investigated thousands of near-death experiences (NDEs) with the results of his research published in the New York Times bestselling book Evidence of the Afterlife: The Science of Near-Death Experiences.
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