Harvard-trained physician Mauro Zappaterra describes the embryonic origins and the extent and function of our cerebrospinal fluid, and shows the remarkable parallels between its anatomy and the descriptions realized by yogis down the ages. He introduces us to the composition of the CSF, which include melatonin and DMT, and asks whether this is the physical feature that allows us to be conscious of our beingness.
Which determines traits like sexual orientation, intelligence and behavior: genes or environment?
An exploration of a groundbreaking assertion of a new paper published in the Journal of Cosmology and Astroparticle Physics
So how does our brain create this illusion of stability?
Taking a long view of life on Earth, Robin Wall Kimmerer explores how mosses—ancient beings who transformed the world—teach us strategies for persisting amid a changing climate.
the challenge of choosing deep-focus work and connection over superficial distraction and stimulation
Exploring how the mind extends beyond the physical self.
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.
New research with MDMA could lead to deeper therapeutic uses of the drug
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