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Of Phantom Limbs and Mental Maps

by V. S. Ramachandran How Ramachandran Fooled the Brain into Easing Pain Ninety percent of amputees suffer from phantom limb pain, a feeling of discomfort where their missing limb would have been. How do you treat…

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A New Theory of Consciousness: The Mind Exists as a Field Connected to the Brain

By Tara MacIsaac Between quantum physics and neuroscience, a theory emerges of a mental field we each have, existing in another dimension and behaving in some ways like a black hole. The relationship between the mind…

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Consciousness Expanded by Psilocybin

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…

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The Intention of Becoming One, David Cates

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…

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What Happens to Consciousness Under Anesthesia?

When you are put under general anesthesia, the experience is not like the dimming of a light. It’s more like the flicking of a switch. One second you are in the operating room and then —…

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Connecting with the Intuitive Guidance of the Heart, Deborah Rozman

Recent discoveries have found the heart possesses its own intrinsic nervous system of sensory neurons that can feel, learn and remember, referred to as the “heart-brain.” This intelligence processes information independently from the “head-brain”. Research at…

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Consciousness is Not a Hard Problem, Deepak Chopra

Deepak Chopra is the author of more than 80 books, a quarter of them New York Times bestsellers. His medical training is in internal medicine and endocrinology. In this interview he talks of science’s approach to…

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Out of the Body Experiences and Nonduality: Susan Blackmore

In this fascinating talk from SAND Italy 2016 psychologist Susan Blackmore describes some recent experiments, which seem to mimic and point to the location in the brain of out of the body experiences. As she says,…

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