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.
So how does our brain create this illusion of stability?
How NASA's Webb Telescope Gives Humanity a Revolutionary New View of Cosmos
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.
An exploration of a groundbreaking assertion of a new paper published in the Journal of Cosmology and Astroparticle Physics
In our common experience, you can't get something for nothing. In the quantum realm, something really can emerge from nothing.
“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.
the challenge of choosing deep-focus work and connection over superficial distraction and stimulation
Maybe the brain isn't "classical" after all.
explore psychedelics and their therapeutic uses in two entertaining and informative talks from SAND 18 and 19
This groundbreaking book is an invitation to the public, to citizen scientists, and to professional scientists to reject the materialistic worldview of modern science
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.
Exploring how the mind extends beyond the physical self.
The complex behaviors may have a shared evolutionary origin
While scientists can anticipate how climate change will affect larger regions, predicting the fate of a given 100-acre forest plot can be trickier.
Dr. Long has investigated thousands of near-death experiences (NDEs) with the results of his research published in the New York Times bestselling book Evidence of the Afterlife: The Science of Near-Death Experiences.
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.
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.
Vikram Zutshi In Conversation With Evan Thompson This article was first published at the Sutra Journal…
Comparing the foundational base of Blackfoot knowledge to quantum physics to an attentive audience at The Banff Centre as part of the Indigenous Knowledge and Western Science: Contrasts and Similarities event.
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.
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