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What Happens to Consciousness Under Anesthesia?

When you are put under general anesthesia, the experience is not like the dimming of a light. It’s more like the flicking of a switch. One second you are in the operating room and then —…

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The Physical Side of Trauma

Trauma is more than just a cognitive experience. It resides in the body, mind, heart and brain. Which is why verbal psychotherapy may not always help people who have been traumatized—their experiences lie beyond the cognitive…

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Complexity Theory and the Nature of Consciousness

When it comes to understanding the nature of consciousness in the universe, there are two main philosophical approaches. One is panpsychism, in which consciousness pervades the universe at all levels. The other is emergentism, in which…

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Your Reality Is Shaped By Your Subconscious

Even before the birth of modern neuroscience, Sigmund Freud theorized that what we call objective reality is actually shaped in part by our subconscious. And he was able to do this simply by observing the behavior…

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Loving Your Darkest Emotions

  “I love the dark hours of my being,” wrote poet Rainer Maria Rilke in his Book of Hours: Love Poems to God. A growing body of research shows that embracing your darkest emotions in this…

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Can Inheritance of Trauma Be Reversed?

The effects of trauma and stressful events can last a lifetime. But research has also shown that these effects can be passed onto subsequent generations through non-genetic changes in the DNA, even when those generations are…

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The Flow of Time in a Timeless Universe

“Time no longer appears to us as a gigantic, world-dominating chronos, nor as a primitive entity, but as something derived from phenomena themselves. It is a figment of my thinking.” —Schrödinger, Erwin. If you were to…

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Human Brain and Cosmic Web Remarkably Similar

Neuronal and galaxy networks are remarkably similar, according to an astrophysicist and neuroscientist team. Both structures are also more alike to each other than either one is to the interior of a neuronal body or the…

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