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How to Practice Effortless Mindfulness

In his book <b>Rainbow Painting,</b> Tibetan Buddhist teacher Tulku Urgyen Rinpoche writes: “There are two types of mindfulness: deliberate and effortless.” …

Mindfulness

Maslow’s hierarchy of needs is the source of our self-obsession

Whether you know it or not, a powerful cult is recruiting you. Cults display unwarranted admiration for a person or thing, and this one has chosen an especially irresistible figurehead: you.<p>The Cult of Self lulls us into believing that we’re better than others, that our needs matter more, and that …

Psychology

Human Brain Operates Outside of the Laws of Physics, New Study Claims

It was the eminent French philosopher and mathematician René Descartes who first suggested that the human mind may operate outside of the physical …

Quantum Mechanics

The Coming Creativity Explosion Belongs to the Machines

Does creativity make human intelligence special?It may appear so at first glance. Though machines can calculate, analyze, and even perceive, …

Machine Learning

First evidence for higher state of consciousness

Scientific evidence of a ‘higher’ state of consciousness has been found in a study led by the University of Sussex.<p>Neuroscientists observed a …

Consciousness

How to Build a Self-Conscious Machine | Backchannel

The Coolest Thing in the Universe<p><b>The universe is full</b> of some very cool stuff: neutron stars that weigh a ton a teaspoon; supermassive black holes …

Consciousness

Are We Too Plugged In? Distracted vs. Enhanced Minds

My smart phone can let me access the collective knowledge of humanity from almost anywhere, but is that access making me smarter or simply less …

Emerging Technology

Beyond Earth-centric and Brain-centric Universes

As a consciousness researcher, I often wonder where we might be in the evolution of the science of consciousness. Have we already discovered most of …

This Ancient Technique Rewires Your Brain to Live in the Present Moment

The idea of trying to focus on one thing at a time can seem impossible for some people; and in fact, it is impossible for some people.<p>With more and …

Mindfulness

Consciousness Goes Deeper Than You Think

An article on the neuroscience of infant consciousness, which attracted some interest a few years ago, asked: “When does your baby become conscious?” …

Consciousness

The Physics of Our Entanglements

Reality isn’t what it used to be.<p>Historians disagree over precisely when it changed. Some say the year 1905. Others point to key events in 1964 and …

Scientists connect a human brain to the internet in real time

The tech essentially turns the brain into an IoT node on the World Wide Web.<p>Researchers at South Africa's Wits School of Electrical and Information …

The Brain

Does Consciousness Cause Quantum Collapse? (Philosophy Now)

It is widely acknowledged that there is a problem of explaining how subjective, conscious experience could arise out of physical matter. The focus is …

Over 59,000 people are pointing fans at Hurricane Irma in an attempt to blow it away

“That just might be crazy enough to work” is the mantra of nearly 60,000 people hoping to dissuade Hurricane Irma from making landfall in Florida. A …

Lucid Dreaming: Awake in Your Sleep?

What could it mean to be conscious in your dreams? For most of us, dreaming is something quite separate from normal life. When we wake up from being …

A Mediated Singularity: Human Use as a Passport to Life Extension

A singularity, according to cosmology, is located at the core of infinite density and pressure, where matter is continually merging ad infinitum. At …

Singularity

The Butterfly Effect | This Video Will Change Your Life | Documentary

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Quantum physics and consciousness

The Mind-Matter Duality: Is The Human Mind Capable Of Manipulating Our Physical World

Lucien Hardy is a theoretical physicist from the Perimeter Institute in Canada. Hardy was always asking questions, gathering information, looking for …

Is The Human Mind Capable Of Manipulating Our Physical World?

Lucien Hardy is a theoretical physicist from the Perimeter Institute in Canada. Hardy was always asking questions, gathering information, looking for …

Openness to Experience: The Gates of the Mind

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

Personality

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! …

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 …

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

Psychedelia

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 …

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 …

The Brain

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 …

Consciousness