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24th of September 2017 05:23 PM Link
"Something as simple as an everyday conversation causes the brains of the participants to begin to work simultaneously. This is the conclusion of a study carried out by the Basque Centre on Cognition, Brain, and Language (BCBL), recently published in the magazine Scientific Reports."
20th of September 2017 02:38 PM Link
"To test a theory about why we haven't evolved to be immortal, researchers have identified certain genes that affect lifespan and switched them off, helping worms live longer"
20th of September 2017 12:58 AM Link
"Like in a nail-biting thriller full of escapes and subterfuge, photons from far-off light sources, such as blazars, could go up against a continuous exchange of identity in their journey through the Universe."
19th of September 2017 12:50 AM Link
"Major survey reveals that it’s atheists who perpetuate the conflict between religious belief and science"
18th of September 2017 02:40 AM Link
"Some scientists see religion as a threat to the scientific method that should be resisted. But faith "is really asking a different set of questions," says Collins."
11th of September 2017 12:07 PM Link
"As researchers work out how oxytocin affects the brain, the hormone is shedding its reputation as a simple cuddle chemical."
6th of September 2017 01:52 PM Link
Join us and many of the intellectual giants in the field of consciousness research for the upcoming Beyond the Brain event in October. Please share details with all of your friends and contacts - not to be missed!
4th of September 2017 02:39 PM Link
"Music is not only a major part of Dan Fabbio's life, as a music teacher it is his livelihood. So when doctors discovered a tumor located in the part of his brain responsible for music function, he began a long journey that involved a team of physicians, scientists, and a music professor and culminated with him awake and playing a saxophone as surgeons operated on his brain."
4th of September 2017 02:37 PM Link
"The fact that living beings are surrounded by an electric field should not come as any surprise, as every living cell can be described as generating electricity. Early in the twentieth century, the Indian biologist J. C. Bose published a series of books in which he demonstrated the significant role that electricity plays in the growth and development of plants and animals."
30th of August 2017 04:55 PM Link
"But like so many other empty ideas, the multiverse has consequences. If we accept it, we abandon the view that science deals with the observed facts of nature. We adopt the view that it tells us what we want to believe about ourselves. In other words, the multiverse is science’s assisted suicide."
25th of August 2017 02:16 PM Link
"The concept of schizophrenia is dying. Harried for decades by psychology, it now appears to have been fatally wounded by psychiatry, the very profession that once sustained it. It's passing will not be mourned."
23rd of August 2017 04:29 AM Link
"The British psychiatrist and neuropsychopharmacologist David Nutt had reached arguably the pinnacle of his field as chairman of the government's Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs. Then in 2009 he was summarily dismissed from his position. In May, Reason TV's Zach Weissmueller sat down with Nutt to discuss his sacking, and what he's learned from the psychedelic research he continues to do at Imperial College London."
20th of August 2017 07:20 AM Link
Walk With Me, a cinematic journey into the world of Vietnamese Buddhist monk Thich Nhat Hanh, will premiere in New York on August 18 at The Rubin Museum of Art. Screenings will be held through August 26, followed by the film’s nationwide release in theatres across the United States.
19th of August 2017 03:04 PM Link
"Is there real science in the spiritualism of meditation? Jo Marchant meets a Nobel Prize-winner who thinks so."
15th of August 2017 02:16 PM Link
"A house cat's bizarre antics may be more than just feline folly. The kitty may be seeing things that human eyes can't."
13th of August 2017 01:56 PM Link
"Many accounts of solar eclipses include tales of animals behaving strangely: Birds fall silent. Bees return to the hive."
6th of August 2017 11:48 AM Link
"In launching this blog, I am going back to some of the key ideas discussed in founding the Network over forty years ago. In those days, parapsychology was, as it is today, a disreputable field. Little had been published there. Doctors who practiced homeopathy did so in secret. Meditation was new, practiced among student groups or followers of the Maharishi. Biological energy fields? Nobody talked about them or knew what they were. Well, not exactly nobody. There was the Wrekin Trust, the Attingham Educational Centre of Sir George Trevelyan. When the first meetings of “the Conspiracy” took place — that was how the founders called themselves, their thought was for establishing a safe place for dialogue on scientific topics such as parapsychology, energy fields, dowsing, higher modes of consciousness. The Network was a means for people with such interests to find each other."
4th of August 2017 01:47 PM Link
Fasting can repair the immune system.
2nd of August 2017 02:07 PM Link
"Our view of the earliest flowers just bloomed. A new reconstruction, the most detailed to date, suggests the flowers were bisexual, with more than five female reproductive organs, or carpels, and more than 10 male reproductive organs, or stamen. "
1st of August 2017 11:53 AM Link
Dr. Rupert Sheldrake will be presenting at our Beyond the Brain Conference in October.
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