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Binaural Beats

An Extraordinary Practice for Your Brain’s Health and Creativity These days people have lost their connection with many powerful elements of energy and nature, sound being one of them—as a means of healing and brain entertainment….

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We are not our brain: How to break the spell of the neurosciences

What are we? A soul? An immaterial mind? A flow of energy? Are we our bodies or neural patterns in our brains? There is an answer to such questions that is compatible both with hard science…

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The Hardest Problem: Decoding the puzzle of human consciousness

By Susan Blackmore This article appeared in the September 2018 edition of Scientific American, titled Are Humans the Only Conscious Animal? Might we humans be the only species on this planet to be truly conscious? Might…

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Are We Just Another Primate? Robert Sapolsky

In this talk from SAND 2018, Robert Sapolsky considers the unlikely realms where humans are merely on a continuum with other species…until you look closely. With a host of surprising and fascinating examples and illustrations he…

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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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A Semantic Map of the Brain

Scientists at UC Berkeley have placed volunteers in an fMRI scanner and monitored blood flow in their brain activity for two hours, while having them listen to stories.  The result: they were able to map which…

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Do Quantum Phenomena Require Conscious Observers?

Quantum mechanics is known for its strangeness, from cats being dead and alive at the same time, to particles affecting other ones across vast distances. But as odd as those phenomena seem, there’s one implication of…

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Can You Boost Your Intelligence By Thinking Like an Algorithm?

Intelligence is big business. Browse any bookstore or smartphone app store and you’ll find hundreds of books and apps aimed at improving your mind and brain, all with the goal of boosting your intelligence (or intelligences,…

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