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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Perception may be defined not only as how we experience the world through our senses, but also how we interpret those experiences to create meaning and provide a practically useful model of reality.
The meaning of death and dying in a death-phobic culture and more on Sounds of SAND Episode 2
explore psychedelics and their therapeutic uses in two entertaining and informative talks from SAND 18 and 19
Every creature lives within its own sensory bubble, but only humans have the capacity to appreciate the experiences of other species. What we’ve learned is astounding.
An exploration of a groundbreaking assertion of a new paper published in the Journal of Cosmology and Astroparticle Physics
I am a body plus. A body plus trauma, plus illness, plus pollen, plus spores, plus caretakers and friends and loved ones and wild kin.
Maybe the brain isn't "classical" after all.
Listening to/with/as the whole planet is listening and sining, a conversation with world renoun bioacoustic researcher
The complex behaviors may have a shared evolutionary origin
While constellations and the stories attached to them have obvious artistic and spiritual significance, they also represent an elegant and effective solution to the problem of understanding complex physical environments.
Vikram Zutshi In Conversation With Evan Thompson This article was first published at the Sutra Journal…
New research with MDMA could lead to deeper therapeutic uses of the drug
A talk from SAND 15 exploring the brain, perception, Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj, panpsychism, and more.
Which determines traits like sexual orientation, intelligence and behavior: genes or environment?
While scientists can anticipate how climate change will affect larger regions, predicting the fate of a given 100-acre forest plot can be trickier.
“Definitely these galaxies are a big deal, but it remains to be seen how exciting they will look in the context of a few months’ progress with JWST,” Carnall says. The best is yet to come.
So how does our brain create this illusion of stability?
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