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.
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Contents of consciousness are the results of active reconstruction of the reality.
If the conscious mind—the part you consider you—accounts for only a fraction of the brain's function, what is all the rest doing?
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What altered states of consciousness can tell us about consciousness itself
What science and my unusual brain are teaching us about the convergence of reality, love, and the senses
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