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.
An "immersion" lecture into the world of psylocibin, mycelium and evolution of consciousness
If the conscious mind—the part you consider you—accounts for only a fraction of the brain's function, what is all the rest doing?
How the experienced self is put together out of memories and feelings.
A four-billion-year-old cycling evolutionary engine of creation lifted us improbable and beautiful human beings into existence.
Neuroscientist Beau Lotto conducted an ambitious study with Cirque du Soleil on the emotion of awe
In the quest for innovative and functional designs, many scientists are now turning to nature for inspiration.
The source of capacity to optimize our experience...
Is there any behavior that we can say for certain is unique to humans?
Gabor Maté interviews James Doty on his book: "Into the Magic Shop" a conversation on trauma, healing, magic, and compassion.
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.
What Science and My Unusual Brain are Teaching us about the Convergence of Reality, Love, and the Senses
The latest research into the relationship between the brain's neuronal firing and consciousness.
We are aware of thinking and acting, and we typically think this is what neurons and brains are for.
James Fadiman fieds questions at SAND18 US
Scientists have discovered a unique form of cell messaging occurring in the human brain that's not been seen before.
Scientists discover psychedelic DMT creates waking dream state in brain
New research shows that the physical effects of trauma can be passed down to children and even to grandchildren
New research now suggests that trees may have a “heartbeat” that pumps water from their roots.
I grew up with trauma followed by 20 years of addiction to drugs and alcohol.
New human multisensory integration model for its exploration.
Mathematicians and neuroscientists have created the first anatomically accurate model that explains how vision is possible.
During recent decades, the apparently solid view of the mechanistic and materialistic world has started to show alarming cracks.
What are we? A soul? An immaterial mind? A flow of energy? Are we our bodies or neural patterns in our brains?
Q: How do quantum phenomena take part in photosynthesis and why is it important?
Some of physics' remaining secrets may actually relent through the human senses.
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