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 consciousness, suggests that it is matter, not consciousness, that is the hard problem, and explains why scientists can be described as naive realists.
Gabor Maté interviews James Doty on his book: "Into the Magic Shop" a conversation on trauma, healing, magic, and compassion.
In the quest for innovative and functional designs, many scientists are now turning to nature for inspiration.
Is there any behavior that we can say for certain is unique to humans?
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 areas respond to different words.
A four-billion-year-old cycling evolutionary engine of creation lifted us improbable and beautiful human beings into existence.
The study of epigenetics has changed how we look at the effect that our genetic inheritance has on our physical and mental health, as well as on that of our children and grandchildren.
Two realities can exist at the same time, at least in the quantum world, suggests a new study.
It is precisely science that makes the key point shine most brightly: the point that there is a fundamental respect in which ultimate intrinsic nature of the stuff of the universe is unknown to us — except insofar as it is consciousness.
The striving for spiritual attainment while excluding the personal dimension of life, is often a big error on the path of spiritual inquiry.
In order to understand the true nature of reality, science must first recognize the importance of consciousness, says Dr. Robert Lanza, a stem-cell biologist whose work has earned him high acclaim.
The most radical understanding of reality points first to radical wholeness, to the prior unity of all opposites and conditional experiences.
Q: How do quantum phenomena take part in photosynthesis and why is it important?
Evidence that quantum searches are an ordinary feature of electron behavior may explain the genetic code, one of the greatest puzzles in biology.
Billions of years ago, an iron nucleus forged in another galaxy was flung into space at close to the…
Underneath the ground exists a vast “social network” that connects trees and other plants to each other.
How did great mathematicians like Stephen Hawking and Albert Einstein make the leap from understanding basic mathematical concepts to answering fundamental questions about the Universe?
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 of people from the outside.
We assume our senses see reality as it is—but that could be just an evolved illusion obscuring the true workings of quantum theory and consciousness
Sometimes in life, all the experience and knowledge simmering around in that ol’ consciousness of ours...
During recent decades, the apparently solid view of the mechanistic and materialistic world has started to show alarming cracks.
In a leafy, seemingly conventional corner of suburban Essex in southeast England ordinary children are learning in the most extraordinary of ways.
Mathematicians and neuroscientists have created the first anatomically accurate model that explains how vision is possible.
The word “spirituality” has caused a lot of suffering over the centuries. Moral self-righteousness is often tagging along side that word.
It would be useful to add adept perceivers to the studies.
From the comfortable seat of our bodies (and built-in brains), it’s easy to think that consciousness…
For anyone who has watched a friend fall in love, Nietzsche’s words from Thus Spoke Zarathustra might…
For well over a century, scientists have been wrestling with what quantum mechanics has been revealing to us about fundamental reality
On awakening, bless this day, for it is already full of unseen good which your blessings will call forth;…
If you were to stand outside the universe—outside both space and time—and look at your life, you would see your birth, your death and every moment in between laid out as distinct points.
Might we humans be the only species on this planet to be truly conscious?
Just as artists are driven to create, scientists need to prove that something is as it seems. Their mantra is, don’t tell me, show me through repeated tests that arrive at the same results every time.
With new discoveries in epigenetics now making headlines, many of us are asking an important question: What are my children really inheriting? Can my baggage, the unfinished business I don’t deal with, pass on to my kids?
by Shawn Radcliffe If you look at a forest through a Darwinian lens, you’ll see individual trees battling…
In recent years scientists have been exploring the effects that stress and emotions have on our cells — in particular, on our chromosomes and mitochondrial DNA.
Across all species, individuals thrive in complex ecological systems, which they rarely have complete knowledge of.
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