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The Hydra: What the Brainless Can Teach Us About the Brain

Scientists have long described brains as being made up of neurons that work together to control the behavior of organisms. But recent research suggests that the functional unit of the brain is not a single neuron,…

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Science and Consciousness Just Wed — Should this Union Be Annulled?

The union of Science and Consciousness was recently celebrated in Tucson. After 11 biennial sessions as ‘Toward a Science of Con­sciousness’, the premier conference fostering their relationship has dropped the tentative ‘toward’. Congratulations to ‘The Science…

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Consciousness is Cosmic

Consciousness, our capacity for conscious awareness, is cosmic not personal and it’s everywhere, inside and around all of us. An all-experiencing consciousness field-organism, a consciously aware space, exists everywhere throughout the Universe and inside all of…

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All Science Is Intuitive: Chris Fields

Chris Fields brings the worlds of science and art together through the surprising thing they share and depend on: intuition. Quoting recent research into the effects on the brain of the creative process in both worlds,…

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We ARE the Universe: Neil Theise

Neil Theise, practicing pathologist and leading stem-cell researcher, explores the nature of consciousness and its relationship to us and the cosmos. Drawing from contemporary science and a wide variety of western and eastern philosophies and metaphysics,…

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Experiential Methodology in Consciousness Research

Introduction 20th century science considers the scientific picture of the world to be “objective” -something that is real. Recent epistemological research shows that the scientific picture of the world is only “rational”; therefore, one cannot claim…

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Buddha’s Brain: The New Neuroscience and the Path of Awakening

By Rick Hanson and Rick Mendius In a way, the methodologies of Buddhist thought and science are essentially similar. ~ The Dalai Lama We all want to be truly happy. The question is, how? In Buddhist…

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Sentient Robots, Conscious Spoons and Other Cheerful Follies

by Bernardo Kastrup Contemporary science fiction seems obsessed with ideas such as downloading consciousness into silicon chips, sentient robots, conscious software and whatnot. Films like Her and Ex_Machina and recent episodes of series such as Black…

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