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Neuroscience

Neuroscience is the study of the brain and nervous system. The simplicity of that true and very mechanical definition belies the ongoing work to uncover the seat of human behavior, consciousness, and memory: what exactly is the connection between our neurons and our thoughts; our glands and our feelings; our cells and our dreams? Neuroscientists strive to unlock these connections and provide answers to our questions about our purpose, perception, and connection to the world around us and each other.

The Future of the Mind: The Scientific Quest to Understand, Enhance, and Empower the Mind

The Future of the Mind brings a topic that once belonged solely to the province of science fiction into a startling new reality.

Where Buddhism Meets Neuroscience: Conversations with the Dalai Lama on the Spiritual and Scientific Views of Our Minds

Is the mind an ephemeral side effect of the brain’s physical processes? Are there forms of consciousness so subtle that science has not yet identified them? How does consciousness happen? Organized by the Mind and Life Institute, this discussion addresses some of the most troublesome questions tha...

The River of Consciousness

Oliver Sacks, scientist and storyteller, is beloved by readers for the extraordinary neurological case histories (Awakenings, An Anthropologist on Mars) in which he explored many now-familiar disorders--autism, Tourette syndrome, face blindness.

Irreducible Mind: Toward a Psychology for the 21st Century

Current mainstream opinion in psychology, neuroscience, and philosophy of mind holds that all aspects of human mind and consciousness are generated by physical processes occurring in brains. Views of this sort have dominated recent scholarly publication.

Science and the Near-Death Experience: How Consciousness Survives Death

The scientific evidence for life after death: • Explains why near-death experiences (NDEs) offer evidence of an afterlife and discredits the psychological and physiological explanations for them • Challenges materialist arguments against consciousness surviving death • Examines ancient and mo...

Waking, Dreaming, Being: Self and Consciousness in Neuroscience, Meditation, and Philosophy

A renowned philosopher of the mind, also known for his groundbreaking work on Buddhism and cognitive science, Evan Thompson combines the latest neuroscience research on sleep, dreaming, and meditation with Indian and Western philosophy of mind, casting new light on the self and its relation to the b...

Metahuman: Unleashing Your Infinite Potential

New York Times bestselling author Deepak Chopra unlocks the secrets to moving beyond our present limitations to access a field of infinite possibilities. How does one do this? By becoming metahuman. To be metahuman, however, isn’t science fiction and is certainly not about being a superhero.

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