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The Case Against Reality
A professor of cognitive science argues that the world is nothing like the one we experience through our senses.

As we go about our daily lives, we tend to assume that our perceptions—sights, sound...
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Meditation for Anger Control

We humans have a tendency to relish in the pleasure which includes endangering others. It is an old custom for many of us, so please be gentle with yourself if that is where you're at this time. But let us be cautious about becoming t...

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The Mind in Matter

The first volume of Stout’s Gifford Lecture series, Mind and Matter, is a metaphysical treatise intended to clear the way for the second series, entitled God and Nature. In the book one he explores the metaphysical difficulties surrou...

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Researchers Use Music and LSD to Understand How We attribute Meaning

With the assistance of the psychedelic drug LSD, scientists currently have a realisation of how the brain attributes meaning to things in our lives, like music or particular experiences. The results are published in a Current Biol...

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Spending Time Alone is the Best Way to Get Real Rest — Even for Extroverts

Picture this. It’s a Saturday morning, and autumn sunshine is falling through the blinds. You have a cup of coffee, a book, and an easy chair. Best of all: you’re alone. Your family, housemates, spouse, or children are elsewhere, and ...

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Your Brain Can “Tell” Who Your Real Friends Are

You may perceive the world the way your friends do, according to a Dartmouth study finding that friends have similar neural responses to real-world stimuli and these similarities can be used to predict who your friends are.

The ...

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Three Keys to Mental Youth: How to Keep Your Brain Active and Young

Nobody wants to lose cognitive function, especially when so much of business--and life in general--depends on being "on top of it" to stay ahead of the competition. But statistically speaking, the reality is, you have to fight to stay...

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The Science of Sleep: Emotional Wellness for the Twenty-Four Hour Mind

Rosalind Cartwright is one of the leading sleep researchers in the world. Her unofficial title is Queen of Dreams.

In The

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Here is How Modern Science Approaches The Phenomenon of Soul

The Australian biologist Jeremy Griffith has provided the long awaited, first principal, biological explanation of the human condition, our capacity for so called ‘good and evil’. With the clarifying, biological explanation for why we...

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Nature: The Ultimate Remedy for Stress and Burnout

Here’s a modern paradox: People report that they feel significantly happier outdoors than they do indoors, yet we spend less than 5 percent of our waking hours in nature. 

Such were the findings of a recent

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Magic Mushroom Chemical Psilocybin Could Be Key to Treating Depression — Studies

Immediate reduction in depression and anxiety for up to eight months seen in patients with advanced cancer given a single dose of psilocybin.


A single dose of psilocybin, the active ingredient of magic mushrooms, can lift th...

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The Quest To Understand Consciousness

The talk by Antonio Damasio.

The sense of self — consciousness — is one of the great mysteries of life and science.

Every day we wake up, regaining consciousness but what is that of which we are actually regaining?

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Scientists Prove That Negative Thoughts Make You Age Faster

Scientists say one's mental habits can be bad for the

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Neuroscientists Say Multitasking Literally Drains the Energy Reserves of Your Brain

Does your morning routine consist of checking emails, browsing Facebook, downing coffee, heading to the train while Googling one last idea, checking notifications, more coffee, and going through your work email? The myriad activities ...

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Watching Other People Move Helps Manage Parkinson's

New study by University of Manchester psychologists has shown that imitation of movement can help people with Parkinson's.

Dr. Ellen Poliakoff and Dr. Judith Bek, whose paper appears in the print version of the Journal ...

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Quantum Consciousness: How Science and Spirituality Create Our Evolutionary Future

As a global species we may be in the throes of passing through a transition towards a different state of consciousness. This new state may likely be characterized by quantum properties such as coherence and non-local field information...

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A Powerful New Hack to Remember Something You’ve Just Learned

The more we understand how our bodies and brains work, the more we realize that what’s good for the body is often good for the brain. In recent years, for instance,

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New Research: Being in Touch with Your Emotions Improves Decision Making Skills

It’s a common belief that to make optimal decisions we need to be more logical and less emotional, rather like Mr Spock in Star Trek. In fact, much evidence argues against this. Consider the behaviour of patients whose brain damage ha...

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A Groundbreaking New Discovery Explains How the Brain Creates Consciousness

Nobody yet understands how a collection of mushy cells in the brain gives rise to the brilliance of consciousness seen in higher-order animals, including humans. But two discoveries give scientists vital clues to how human consciousne...

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Neuroscientists Advise: Read to Your Children in This Way if you Want Them to Grow Up Successful (Most Parents Don't)

If you're like most parents, you'll do just about anything you can to increase the odds that your kids will be successful.

So, what if I were to tell you there's a simple thing you can to do to make it more likely that they'll b...

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Neuroscience Reveals The Benefits of Fasting. And Why Big Pharma Won’t Study It

I watched this TEDx talk by Mark Mattson, the current Chief of the Laboratory of Neuroscience at the National Institute on Ageing. It demonstrates some interesting details about fasting and why it isn’t as common as it should be.

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The Mind-Clearing Magic of Running Explained By Neuroscience

It is something of a cliché among runners, how the activity never fails to clear your head. Does some creative block have you feeling stuck? Go for a run. Are you deliberating between one of two potentially life-altering decisions? Go...

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