We are aware of thinking and acting, and we typically think this is what neurons and brains are for. Their deeper functions in regulating the body, either directly or through neuro-hormonal and neuro-immune interactions are largely unconscious and therefore neglected. This talk introduces theoretical models and experimental data suggesting an even deeper and evolutionarily older function of nervous systems: regulating the size and shape of the body. If these models are correct, the original function of neurons was the regulation of cell proliferation and differentiation. Neurons still perform these functions, from early embryogenesis through adulthood. We may even, sometimes, be aware of them. Recognizing this gives a new meaning to "embodied cognition."
Can we rejig our space-time interface to open new portals into the preexisting realm of conscious agents?
We live in a time characterized by convergences of many kinds
In the coming decades, the pace of life will be much faster than it is today
the perspective of individual humans and their amazing encounters with psilocybin mushrooms
The world is in desperate need for compassion. Compassion means to recognize the real nature of every living being
What science and my unusual brain are teaching us about the convergence of reality, love, and the senses
What constitutes the essence of a true relationship?
Discover the esoteric relationship between form and formlessness embedded within the Shema
Exploring, Understanding and Applying Advaita Vedanta
The challenges we face and the changes underway signal a genuine transformation of the world
How do we unlearn and de-program our toxic and limiting beliefs?
Sea Stars is the musical collaboration of Kurt Baumann and Katie Gray.
Indigenous sciences, embedded and discussed through indigenous languages, have suffered great destruction.
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?
Zaya Bennazzo asks panelists to share their insights about the climate crisis
Interpersonal Neurobiology (IPNB) is a radically interdisciplinary and groundbreaking field
Grounding in the Act of Seeing Sacred Difference
What if the ways we think about the climate crisis is the crisis?
One of the fundamental spiritual, social, and ecological challenges of our time is learning how to live into what we know.
While the personal level is an important foundation, the next level is to bring our practice to the interpersonal realm
Lama Tsomo teaches us the ancient Tibetan compassion practice of Tonglen, one of the Four Boundless Qualities
Francis Lucille answers questions at SAND19 US.
There is a special area of the Matrix reserved for people who think they have exited the Matrix.
While we have unlocked the potential of a single atom we have yet to unlock the full potential of wise, loving and compassionate action
The panelists invite SAND community members to explore privilege and consequences of racial and ontological identities.
Rupert explores the perennial, non-dual understanding that lies at the heart of all the great religious and spiritual traditions
The striving for spiritual attainment while excluding the personal dimension of life, is often a big error on the path of spiritual inquiry.
Underneath the ground exists a vast “social network” that connects trees and other plants to each other.
More than a decade ago, I was diagnosed with a string of autoimmune diseases
New human multisensory integration model for its exploration.
Scientists discover psychedelic DMT creates waking dream state in brain
Contents of consciousness are the results of active reconstruction of the reality.
Some of physics' remaining secrets may actually relent through the human senses.
Scientists have discovered a unique form of cell messaging occurring in the human brain that's not been seen before.
An "immersion" lecture into the world of psylocibin, mycelium and evolution of consciousness
Why adept meditators would be invaluable to studies
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