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Openness to Experience: The Gates of the Mind

People who are “open to experience” literally see the world differently

Consciousness

Coherency In The Simulation — The Metaphysical Laws Of Its Circuitry

The simulation hypothesis is a fascinating idea. If you're unfamiliar with it, it goes something like this. In 1962 we saw the release of Space War! …

Space Science

How to Reshape Your Brain and Learn Anything, Based on the Most Popular Coursera Class Ever

No matter what you want to know and remember, the same basic methods and principles apply.<p>You know that old saying that if you give a person a fish, they'll eat for a day, and if you teach them to fish, they'll eat for a lifetime? It's the perfect summary of just how important learning can be. But …

Pomodoro Technique

This Philosopher Thinks Psychedelic Drugs Lead to the Truth of Experience

One philosopher believes psychedelic drugs are a gateway to truth and knowledge.<br>Read More

Consciousness

Are electrons conscious?

For most of the twentieth century a “brain-first” approach dominated the philosophy of consciousness. The idea was that the brain is the thing we …

Consciousness

The Human Brain Can Create Structures in Up to 11 Dimensions

"We found a world that we had never imagined."<p>Neuroscientists have used a classic branch of maths in a totally new way to peer into the structure of …

A Test for Consciousness?

Will we ever really know what, or even where, consciousness is? Is there any way to get at it scientifically, conclusively? Week by week we hear …

Consciousness

A Quantum Theory of Consciousness

Some of you may have already heard of the so-called “quantum theory of consciousness.” I’ve encountered different versions of it over the years. It presents a method of integrating traditional religious views of the “soul,” the “afterlife,” and the possibility of “other realms of existence” with …

Quantum Theory

Notable Scientists Gather To Emphasize: Physical Material “Matter” Is Not The Only Reality

Donate<p><b>“The day science begins to study non-physical phenomena, it will make more progress in one decade than in all the previous centuries of its</b> …

Dr Mario Beauregard: BRAIN WARS The Scientific Battle Over the Existence of the Mind

Banned TEDTalk about Psychic Abilities | Russell Targ

Consciousness

A neuroscientist explains how exercise can make you smarter

Dr. Wendy A. Suzuki is a Professor of Neural Science and Psychology in the Center for Neural Science at NYU and the the author of “Healthy Brain, Happy Life.” Here, she explains the positive effects of exercising to the brain. Following is a transcript of the video:<p><i>Immediately after you do the</i> …

The Brain

David Chalmers Thinks the Hard Problem Is Really Hard

<i>I’m writing a book on the mind-body problem, and one theme is that mind-theorists’ views are shaped by emotionally traumatic experiences, like mental</i> …

Consciousness

Ned Block: "Why AI Approaches to Cognition Won't Work for Consciousness" | Talks at Google

Artificial Intelligence Is the New Science of Human Consciousness | Joscha Bach

Are We Approaching Robotic Consciousnesses?

Artificial Consciousness — David Chalmers

From Artificial Intelligence to Artificial Consciousness | Joscha Bach | TEDxBeaconStreet

Artificial Intelligence

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How smart can our machines make us? Tom Gruber, co-creator of Siri, wants to make "humanistic AI" that augments and collaborates with us instead of …

Artificial Intelligence

A 69-year-old monk who scientists call the 'world's happiest man' says the secret to being happy takes just 15 minutes a day

Who is the happiest man in the world?<p>If you Google it, the name "Matthieu Ricard" pops up.<p>Matthieu Ricard, 69, is a Tibetan Buddhist monk originally …

Happiness

GROWING OLD UNGRACEFULLY: Consciousness: The New Élan Vital?

What's it like to die? Study attempts to unravel the mystery

Coming close to death isn’t as predictable as the cliches want you to think<p>Death begins with you looking down at your own body and not feeling as if …

Consciousness

Neuroscience News wrote a new post, In Witnessing the Brain's 'Aha!' Moment, Scientists Shed Light on Biology of Consciousness, on the site Neuroscience News

Summary: Researchers report becoming consciously aware of a decision conforms to the same mechanism the brain goes through to complete a simple …

Neuroscience

Is Anyone Home? A Way to Find Out If AI Has Become Self-Aware

It’s not easy, but a newly proposed test might be able to detect consciousness in a machine

Consciousness

If You Don't Know Why Eye Contact Makes You Uncomfortable, This Is It

Direct eye contact opens a door to the person inside you -- without your permission.<p>We're told eye contact is essential for social skills, for nailing a presentation and for exuding confidence as a leader, especially in western cultures. But it's hard to deny there is something strangely …

Body Language

Heart signals far outperform brain signals in making good things happen, evidence suggests

Czech-born scientist Itzhak Bentov began the groundbreaking research, now carried on by the Heart Math Institute.<p>Read the story in The Mind Unleashed:<p>…

The Brain

“Sensemaking” evokes sixth sense in military personnel

Official Post from Dick Samson & friends: The training programs lend credibility to civilian efforts to elicit paranormal abilities often stigmatized …

Google is funding a news site with robot writers

Scribes everywhere, look alive: Google is now funding a project which will use AI to write automated news stories,<p>The Press Association, a UK news agency, received about $807,000 from the third round of Google’s Digital News Initiative funding. Their project? Reporters and Data and Robots, or …

News Industry

To improve AI, scientists may have to make it worse

As annoying it is to forget something, it may be one of the qualities that makes you superior to robots.<p>It can be incredibly frustrating or embarrassing when a detail you need to remember, like a project deadline, slips your mind. But recently, neuroscientists have been toying with the idea that …

The Brain