In this fascinating talk from SAND Italy 2016 psychologist Susan Blackmore describes some recent experiments, which seem to mimic and point to the location in the brain of out of the body experiences. As she says, it is hard to have experienced an OBE and not be a dualist - there is my body and here I am looking at it - but exploring the place in the brain where the sense of self is constructed can take us effortlessly to a nondual understanding of these phenomena.
Scientists are slowly understanding collaboration’s role in biology
A well-documented feature of trauma, one familiar to many, is our inability to articulate what happens to us.
Let’s start with Anaximander, who said everything forming in Nature incurs a debt which it must repay so that other things may form, which I see as the essence of evolution and a fascinating take on Dying to Live.
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.
Visual illusions are those perceptual experiences that do not match the physical reality.
How does our biology give rise to the experience of consciousness?
Which determines traits like sexual orientation, intelligence and behavior: genes or environment?
The complex behaviors may have a shared evolutionary origin
Theorem showing that quantum mechanics really permits instantaneous connections between far-apart locations
“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.
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.
An exploration of a groundbreaking assertion of a new paper published in the Journal of Cosmology and Astroparticle Physics
"Vision is an art, and nature an old master painter teaching us how to see the underlying reality of things to be — before they actually are. "
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.
So how does our brain create this illusion of stability?
The meaning of death and dying in a death-phobic culture and more on Sounds of SAND Episode 2
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