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Perhaps our Fears are not Ours?

Certain fears arising in response to the environment may be passed from generation to generation without changes in the genetic sequence. This could have implications for families suffering from cycles of drug addiction, neuropsychiatric illness and…

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Consciousness Expanded by Psilocybin

Psychedelic drugs alter consciousness in a profound and novel way that increases the breadth and fluency of cognition. However, until recently, scientists were unable to offer an explanation for how the brain was altered to account for…

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The Neurobiology of Love

For anyone who has watched a friend fall in love, Nietzsche’s words from Thus Spoke Zarathustra might ring true: “There is always some madness in love. But there is always, also, some method in madness.” This…

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If You Want to Evolve, Be Mindful

By Deepak Chopra, MD and Rudolph E. Tanzi, PhD Human beings are unique in the scenario of life on Earth–that much is obvious. We are guided by awareness, and to implement our wishes, dreams, and inventions,…

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Are we Ready for the Illusion of Free Will?

“Free will” continues to be a hot topic in questions and comments with many, many folk. “Free will” is so heavily culturally, religiously, and corporately reinforced, that it seems almost inconceivable that it could be a…

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This is Your Brain on Communication

Neuroscientist Uri Hasson researches the basis of human communication, and experiments from his lab reveal that even across different languages, our brains show similar activity, or become “aligned,” when we hear the same idea or story….

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Does the Brain Filter out a Wider Awareness? ~ Marjorie Woollacott

The human brain has amazing capacities. It contains billions of neurons, allowing it to process vast quantities of information so that we can function effectively. But can we have too much information? Yes, and, in fact,…

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Neuroscience Backs up Plato after 2300 years

By Olivia Goldhill In 2008, neuroscientist Giulio Tononi at the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s Center for Sleep and Consciousness put forward his “integrated information theory,” which is currently accepted as one of the most compelling explanations about…

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