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Study Challenges Theory of Consciousness

Over the past decade scientists have made progress in identifying how consciousness arises in the brain, but a new study calls into question one of the leading models that has come out of this research. The…

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Foreign DNA May Be Shaping Who You Are

You are much more than the sum of your parent’s DNA. Inside your body and brain, a bewildering array of foreign organisms and genetic material has taken up residence alongside what is traditionally known as your…

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Susana Martinez-Conde

What Criteria are Used by the Brain to Select Perception? – Susana Martinez-Conde

Susana Martinez-Conde explains the basis for the brain’s attraction to perceptions of movement and change. Dr. Susana Martinez-Conde is the Director of the Laboratory of Visual Neuroscience at the Barrow Neurological Institute in Phoenix. She has…

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John-Hagelin

The brain and the meditative state, John Hagelin

John Hagelin explains what happens to the brain while in a meditative state. John Hagelin, Ph.D., is a renowned quantum physicist, science and public policy expert, educator, author, and leading proponent of peace. www.hagelin.org This video…

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How our Brains Create our Experience of Reality, Susana Martinez-Conde

Susana Martinez-Conde explains how the human brain creates our experience of reality. Dr. Susana Martinez-Conde is the Director of the Laboratory of Visual Neuroscience at the Barrow Neurological Institute in Phoenix. She has published articles in…

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Fields

The Process of Object Recognition in the Human Brain, Chris Fields

Chris Fields reflects on the process of object recognition and memory. Dr. Chris Fields is an independent scientist interested in both the physics and the cognitive neuroscience underlying the human perception of objects as spatially and…

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Reflections on the relationship between consciousness and the brain, Stan Grof

Stan Grof reflects on the relationship between consciousness and the brain. This video is an excerpt from SAND Anthology Vol. 5 Stan Grof, M.D., Ph.D. is a psychiatrist with more than fifty years experience researching the…

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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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