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A Radical Not-So-New Theory: "The Universe Exists Because We Are Here" (VIEW VIDEO) - The Daily Galaxy. How and why exactly did consciousness become a probl... Growing up in Australia, I loved to lie on the grass, immersed in the scent of wattles, and stare up at the sky.

How and why exactly did consciousness become a probl...

A sky like no other; a deeper, richer shade of blue than anywhere else I have been – and I’ve travelled on all seven continents, including Antarctica. Australians speculate that the colour of our sky results from its unusually thin ozone layer, a physical anomaly leading to sensory saturation. Physicists Say Consciousness May Be A State Of Matter: The Non-Physical Is Indeed Real. The Afterlife May Be Nothing Like We've Ever Imagined. Sleepwalkers feel no pain, remain asleep despite suffering injuries: Study is first to focus on pain experienced during sleepwalking. A new study of sleepwalkers found an intriguing paradox: Although sleepwalkers have an increased risk for headaches and migraines while awake, during sleepwalking episodes they are unlikely to feel pain even while suffering an injury.

Sleepwalkers feel no pain, remain asleep despite suffering injuries: Study is first to focus on pain experienced during sleepwalking

Results show that sleepwalkers were nearly 4 times more likely than controls to report a history of headaches (odds ratio = 3.80) and 10 times more likely to report experiencing migraines (OR = 10.04), after adjusting for potential confounders such as insomnia and depression. Among sleepwalkers with at least one previous sleepwalking episode that involved an injury, 79 percent perceived no pain during the episode, allowing them to remain asleep despite hurting themselves. "Our most surprising result was the lack of pain perception during the sleepwalking episodes," said principal investigator Dr.

Regis Lopez, psychiatrist and sleep medicine specialist at Hospital Gui-de-Chauliac in Montpellier, France. Lopez and colleagues Isabelle Jaussent, PhD, and Prof. How much consciousness does an octopus have? Or an iPhone? What about an iPhone?

How much consciousness does an octopus have? Or an iPhone?

And how much consciousness can we meaningfully ascribe to someone in a coma? Weird things start to happen when you stare into someone's eyes for 10 minutes. Giovanni Caputo recruited 20 young adults (15 women) to form pairs.

Weird things start to happen when you stare into someone's eyes for 10 minutes

Each pair sat in chairs opposite each other, one metre apart, in a large, dimly lit room. Weird things start to happen when you stare into someone's eyes for 10 minutes. Discovery of Quantum Vibrations Inside Brain Neurons Supports Controversial Theory of Consciousness. Is your brain connected to the universe at a quantum level?

Discovery of Quantum Vibrations Inside Brain Neurons Supports Controversial Theory of Consciousness

The recent discovery of quantum vibrations inside neurons in the brain supports a controversial theory of consciousness. If correct, it might lead to new treatments for many different conditions, it is claimed in a new review of the evidence by Hameroff and Penrose (2013). The theory–which implies the brain is connected to the universe at a quantum level–was first proposed in the 1990s, but it suffered extensive criticism.

One major point against it was that the brain was thought to be too “warm, wet and noisy” for coherent quantum processes. Recent evidence, though, from researchers led by Anirban Bandyopadhyay has found the proposed quantum vibrations inside microtubules within brain neurons. Consciousness has less control than believed, according to new theory. Consciousness -- the internal dialogue that seems to govern one's thoughts and actions -- is far less powerful than people believe, serving as a passive conduit rather than an active force that exerts control, according to a new theory proposed by an SF State researcher.

Consciousness has less control than believed, according to new theory

Your Brain Can’t Handle the Moon - Issue 24: Error. What is this new theory?”

Your Brain Can’t Handle the Moon - Issue 24: Error

The long-retired New York University cognitive psychologist, Lloyd Kaufman, asked me. We were sitting behind the wooden desk of his cozy home office. Consciousness Began When the Gods Stopped Speaking: Julian Jaynes’ Famous 1970s Theory. Quantum Approaches to Consciousness. 1.

Quantum Approaches to Consciousness

Introduction The problem of how mind and matter are related to each other has many facets, and it can be approached from many different starting points. Of course, the historically leading disciplines in this respect are philosophy and psychology, which were later joined by behavioral science, cognitive science and neuroscience. In addition, the physics of complex systems and quantum physics have played stimulating roles in the discussion from their beginnings.

Previously undetected link between brain and immune system discovered. A team of researchers from the University of Virginia (UVA) School of Medicine has made a landmark discovery of vessels that connect the brain with the lymphatic system – something that wasn't previously thought to exist.

Previously undetected link between brain and immune system discovered

The breakthrough has significant implications on the study of major neurological diseases, from multiple sclerosis to Alzheimer's. The link between the brain and the immune system has long been shrouded in mystery – up until now that is. The new research makes a direct connection between the two, showing that the brain is in fact connected to the immune system through lymphatic vessels, just like every other tissue in the body. Study: Majority Of Frontal Lobe Occupied By Thoughts Of Sausage Links - The Onion - America's Finest News Source. Is this life real or a simulation? – Matthew R Francis.  Dr. Michael J. Breus. Not all dreaming is the same.

 Dr. Michael J. Breus

Dreaming runs the gamut of human experience (and sometimes beyond), incorporating a dizzying range of emotions and events, often with elements of the bizarre. Dreams can be funny, frightening, sad and strange. Flying dreams can be euphoric; chasing dreams can be terrifying; forgot-to-study-for-my-exam dreams can be stressful. There are several different types of dream classifications, including nightmares, recurring dreams and lucid dreams. Let's look briefly in detail at some distinct forms of dreaming. The Octave of Energy. The Nature of Mind and the Holographic Brain - War Is Crime.

The purpose of this article is to provide evidence that strongly indicates that you are not your brain, or your body for that matter, and that the nature of mind, of memory, and of our brains may actually be vastly different than we have been lead to believe. Since time immemorial, man has been fascinated by the mind, leading great thinkers from Hippocrates to Descartes to ponder the nature of mind with wonder. Memories Transplanted With Organs. I recently came across an interesting and novel phenomenon via a remarkable fact I read on Kickassfacts.com. It seems organ recipients sometimes have living memories or peculiar affinities which somehow carried over along from their donor.

The Great Consciousness Swindle: Why Philosophers Will Never Find Consciousness, And Why They Secretly Don’t Want To. Scientists Achieve Direct Brain-To-Brain Communication Between Humans. Telepathy is the stuff of science fiction. But what if the dystopian futurists were on to something? What if our brains could directly interact with each other, bypassing the need for language? The idea isn't quite so far fetched, according to a recent University of Washington study in which researchers successfully replicated a direct brain-to-brain communication between two people.

What do rumors, diseases, and memes have in common? Your Brain, the Internet and the Universe Have Something Fascinating in Common. What Is Consciousness and Do Humans Have a Monopoly on It? ‘Hidden brain signatures’ of consciousness in vegetative state patients discovered. Brain networks in two behaviorally similar vegetative patients (left and middle), but one of whom imagined playing tennis (middle panel), alongside a healthy adult (right panel) (credit: Srivas Chennu) Magic mushrooms expand your mind and amplify your brain’s dreaming areas – here’s how.

Everything is Sound and Light, Plus Sigil Generation Technology. Carl Jung: In Defense and Critique. Breakthrough allows scientists to watch how molecules morph into memories. Video games change the way you dream. Can DMT Connect the Human Brain to a Parallel Universe? Discovery of Quantum Vibrations in 'Microtubules' Inside Brain Neurons Supports Controversial Theory of Consciousness. Why we should rethink what we've been told about consciousness.