David Cates borrows from the science of neurobiology to describe the ways in which human beings relate, and proposes that the rhythmic entrainment of music, dance and breath is a way to reduce the tension between “large mammals in close proximity.” He puts this idea into action, showing how we can switch off the high-alert signals of social anxiety and emotional guardedness, and flood the body with oxytocin. And he invites us to notice that the human nervous system is not independent of others, and that tension operates not just at the muscular level, but at the electromagnetic level too. Meditation may bring about the cessation of thought, he says, but enlightenment is a function of the cessation of all tension at all levels in the system.
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An "immersion" lecture into the world of psylocibin, mycelium and evolution of consciousness
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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.
Neuroscientist Beau Lotto conducted an ambitious study with Cirque du Soleil on the emotion of awe
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How the experienced self is put together out of memories and feelings.
Is there any behavior that we can say for certain is unique to humans?
The latest research into the relationship between the brain's neuronal firing and consciousness.
Gabor Maté interviews James Doty on his book: "Into the Magic Shop" a conversation on trauma, healing, magic, and compassion.
A four-billion-year-old cycling evolutionary engine of creation lifted us improbable and beautiful human beings into existence.
21st-Century science is on the verge of recreating the processes that may have brought life into being
What Science and My Unusual Brain are Teaching us about the Convergence of Reality, Love, and the Senses
What are we? A soul? An immaterial mind? A flow of energy? Are we our bodies or neural patterns in our brains?
In a leafy, seemingly conventional corner of suburban Essex in southeast England ordinary children are learning in the most extraordinary of ways.
New human multisensory integration model for its exploration.
Scientists have discovered a unique form of cell messaging occurring in the human brain that's not been seen before.
Underneath the ground exists a vast “social network” that connects trees and other plants to each other.
We assume our senses see reality as it is—but that could be just an evolved illusion obscuring the true workings of quantum theory and consciousness
Scientists discover psychedelic DMT creates waking dream state in brain
During recent decades, the apparently solid view of the mechanistic and materialistic world has started to show alarming cracks.
Mathematicians and neuroscientists have created the first anatomically accurate model that explains how vision is possible.
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