With Julia Mossbridge, Donald Hoffman, Edward Frenkel, Anthony Aguirre, Federico Faggin; facilitated by Deepak Chopra.
Five different scientists with varying views of consciousness or mind. This panel will be a conversation between these different views to understand their contributions, and to see how they understand each other, and how they relate to other theories of consciousness. The point is to have a genuine deep dialogue between scientific theories of consciousness, to find commonalities, and the meaning of the differences. We will explore whether scientific theories have a consensus about anything relating to consciousness, like an operating definition of consciousness. This panel will be facilitated with an eye from the nondual view of consciousness, to ask questions and address issues in the study of consciousness that can help in looking deeper into the assumptions and conclusions of each theory.
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.
Is there any behavior that we can say for certain is unique to humans?
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Speaking at the 2018 Radiant Intimacy gathering, Esther Perel outlines the remarkable transformation…
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.
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New human multisensory integration model for its exploration.
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.
Might we humans be the only species on this planet to be truly conscious?
Underneath the ground exists a vast “social network” that connects trees and other plants to each other.
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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Psychedelic drugs alter consciousness in a profound and novel way that increases the breadth and fluency of cognition. However, until recently, scientists were unable to offer an explanation for how the brain was altered to account for these effects.
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Some of physics' remaining secrets may actually relent through the human senses.
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Q: How do quantum phenomena take part in photosynthesis and why is it important?
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For well over a century, scientists have been wrestling with what quantum mechanics has been revealing to us about fundamental reality
The striving for spiritual attainment while excluding the personal dimension of life, is often a big error on the path of spiritual inquiry.
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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.
Could crossmodal senses be one key to unlock the true nature of physics?
On awakening, bless this day, for it is already full of unseen good which your blessings will call forth;…
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.
When it comes to the world around us, what we perceive is not always what is actually there.
Why adept meditators would be invaluable to studies
New research shows that the physical effects of trauma can be passed down to children and even to grandchildren
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.
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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?
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Our own deeply held beliefs and definitions of technology are impeding us from evolving consciously…
New research now suggests that trees may have a “heartbeat” that pumps water from their roots.
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.
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