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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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Brain changes during a shamanic trance: Altered modes of
consciousness, hemispheric laterality, and systemic psychobiology

Brain Changes During a Shamanic Trance

by Pierre Flor-Henry, Yakov Shapiro and Corine Sombrun In Cogent Psychology (2017), 4: 1313522 The subject of the study reported here is Corine Sombrun, the first Western woman to be trained in the Mongolian shamanic tradition….

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Consciousness is Not a Hard Problem, Deepak Chopra

Deepak Chopra is the author of more than 80 books, a quarter of them New York Times bestsellers. His medical training is in internal medicine and endocrinology. In this interview he talks of science’s approach to…

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What is Emergence? Chris Fields

In this short video the neuroscientist Chris Fields explains the scientific concept of emergence. He addresses some challenges that it presents to the scientific community and touches on the larger questions that it raises. Chris Fields…

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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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A Neuroscientist Talks of Consciousness: Rudolph Tanzi

In this wide-ranging interview, Rudolph Tanzi, Professor of Neurology at Harvard University and one of our most open-minded and influential neuroscientists, touches on experiences from his own life and research to propose a model of consciousness…

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Teilhard and Other Modern Thinkers on Evolution, Mind, and Matter (part I)

In his The Phenomenon of Man, Pierre Teilhard de Chardin develops concepts of consciousness, the noosphere, and psychosocial evolution. This article explores Teilhard’s evolutionary concepts as resonant with thinking in psychology and physics. It explores contributions…

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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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