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.
Is there any behavior that we can say for certain is unique to humans?
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.
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.
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In a leafy, seemingly conventional corner of suburban Essex in southeast England ordinary children are learning in the most extraordinary of ways.
Might we humans be the only species on this planet to be truly conscious?
The way you react to the world and to the people around you is driven much more than you realize by unconscious aspects of your brain and body.
During recent decades, the apparently solid view of the mechanistic and materialistic world has started to show alarming cracks.
On awakening, bless this day, for it is already full of unseen good which your blessings will call forth;…
Our own deeply held beliefs and definitions of technology are impeding us from evolving consciously…
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.
Quantum mechanics is known for its strangeness, from cats being dead and alive at the same time, to…
Underneath the ground exists a vast “social network” that connects trees and other plants to each other.
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.
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Q: How do quantum phenomena take part in photosynthesis and why is it important?
We live in a reality generated by our brain. From the euphoria of falling in love to the beauty of a newly blossomed flower, what we experience with our senses is a representation of the world, not the world itself.
Some of physics' remaining secrets may actually relent through the human senses.
The word “spirituality” has caused a lot of suffering over the centuries. Moral self-righteousness is often tagging along side that word.
What are we? A soul? An immaterial mind? A flow of energy? Are we our bodies or neural patterns in our brains?
According to Charles Darwin, you are the product of your biological mother and father, just as they were the product of their biological mother and father, and so on back to the earliest days of humans and to all the species that came before.
You are never truly alone. Everywhere you go, you carry trillions of microbes inside your gut. These…
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.
Why adept meditators would be invaluable to studies
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.
New human multisensory integration model for its exploration.
When people talk about the evolution and development of all that makes humans “unique,” one thing that often gets overlooked is our feelings.
The striving for spiritual attainment while excluding the personal dimension of life, is often a big error on the path of spiritual inquiry.
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?
When it comes to the world around us, what we perceive is not always what is actually there.
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.
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?
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