Professor of Virology at the University of Grenoble Emmanuel Drouet talks about the new picture scientists are getting about the role and nature of viruses. Some viruses are seen to have important functions within the cell; in others the virus genome is integrated into the host’s chromosome which may after many generations evolve properties essential for its survival.
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.
In the quest for innovative and functional designs, many scientists are now turning to nature for inspiration.
Speaking at the 2018 Radiant Intimacy gathering, Esther Perel outlines the remarkable transformation…
The source of capacity to optimize our experience...
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.
In a talk that ranges from evolutionary biology to modern physics, and draws from Eastern and Western…
Gabor Maté interviews James Doty on his book: "Into the Magic Shop" a conversation on trauma, healing, magic, and compassion.
Across all species, individuals thrive in complex ecological systems, which they rarely have complete knowledge of.
Some of physics' remaining secrets may actually relent through the human senses.
These days people have lost their connection with many powerful elements of energy and nature, sound being one of them—as a means of healing and brain entertainment.
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.
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?
Could crossmodal senses be one key to unlock the true nature of physics?
Intelligence is big business. Browse any bookstore or smartphone app store and you’ll find hundreds…
Two realities can exist at the same time, at least in the quantum world, suggests a new study.
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.
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.
Q: How do quantum phenomena take part in photosynthesis and why is it important?
For almost 100 years, children have been taught in school that the anatomical sex of a baby is determined by the X and Y chromosomes, also known as the sex chromosomes — XY is male and XX is female.
Just as artists are driven to create, scientists need to prove that something is as it seems. Their mantra is, don’t tell me, show me through repeated tests that arrive at the same results every time.
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.
On awakening, bless this day, for it is already full of unseen good which your blessings will call forth;…
The most radical understanding of reality points first to radical wholeness, to the prior unity of all opposites and conditional experiences.
Quantum mechanics is known for its strangeness, from cats being dead and alive at the same time, to…
New research now suggests that trees may have a “heartbeat” that pumps water from their roots.
During recent decades, the apparently solid view of the mechanistic and materialistic world has started to show alarming cracks.
For well over a century, scientists have been wrestling with what quantum mechanics has been revealing to us about fundamental reality
Oxytocin has been dubbed the “love hormone” for its role promoting social bonding, altruism and more.…
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
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
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?
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.
It would be useful to add adept perceivers to the studies.
From the comfortable seat of our bodies (and built-in brains), it’s easy to think that consciousness…
The heart is essential to our life, pumping oxygenated blood throughout our body. But it’s also the…
New human multisensory integration model for its exploration.
What are we? A soul? An immaterial mind? A flow of energy? Are we our bodies or neural patterns in our brains?
A well-documented feature of trauma, one familiar to many, is our inability to articulate what happens to us.
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