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How the Brain Continually Changes and Reorganizes Itself

Until the 1970s, it was strongly believed in the emerging neuroscientific community that there were two certainties: 1) the brain and its neurons were fixed and could not be modified, and 2) it was impossible for…

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Are we Ready for the Illusion of Free Will?

“Free will” continues to be a hot topic in questions and comments with many, many folk. “Free will” is so heavily culturally, religiously, and corporately reinforced, that it seems almost inconceivable that it could be a…

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Ayahuasca, Autism, Aging and the Default Mode Network…New Research

Earlier blogs “Folk Who Meditate Decrease Mind Wandering” and “Magic mushrooms work like meditation?  The latest science.” demonstrated how dramatically long term meditation and psilocybin can alter the functioning of the default mode network (DMN).  The DMN is the…

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Pain…How the Changing Brain Creates and (Mis)manages it

We believe that the body generates pain from injuries or maladies, and that the brain passively receives the signals and we try to cope with it. We also see the brain as a fixed, well-defined entity….

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How the Changing Brain turns our Pleasures into Addictions

Warning: may become addictive All pleasurable activities…running, sex, swimming, competing, social media, gambling, porn(ography), meditating, etc., have the same general characteristics and neurochemistry that can lead to addiction. Classical characteristics: a) compulsive seeking out and indulging…

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Waking Up – Secularly, Scientifically, Nondually, Empirically

As described in my video, Upgrading Your Mental Operating System and the blogpost We need a new mental operating system… Now, we need to develop a purely secular, empirical, scientific approach to nondual awakening that will permit us…

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