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Mind, Brain and Consciousness

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A group of renowned physicians and neuroscientist gathered at the United Nations in New York to present and discuss their latest insights on the relationship between mind, brain, and consciousness. The presented findings are revolutionary and point towards the emergence of a new paradigm in science.

Link to a selection of videos from the UN Symposium

Holographic Universe

00156eAuthor Michael Talbot was interested in parallels between mysticism and physics and wrote several books in this field. Over the last decades scientists developed a holographic model of reality which can explain several inexplicable phenomena. Michael presents this model and also shares personal experiences which formed his worldview in this respect and inspired him to write a best-selling book on the topic.

Link to interview in the Resource section

Scientific research on near-death experiences

00102cDr. Pim van Lommel is a Dutch cardiologist who started doing scientific research on near-death experiences after several of his cardiact arrest patients reported having witnessed events while their brain was clinically dead. In 2001 he published a by now famous Lancet study on the subject. In this interview he talks about his research and insights

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The Science Delusion

00325tBiochemist Dr. Rupert Sheldrake researched several delusions of science, particularly the assumptions on which modern science is based. In this lecture he traces back the history of several scientific dogmas and he shares his most inconvenient findings about them.

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Power of Subconscious Belief

00103dBruce Lipton was a professor for biology. During his research on genes, he made amazing discoveries. His key message : Your subconscious beliefs run your life. If these beliefs do not fit your life situation, you have the ability to change them.

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Nature of Reality

00136kThomas Campbell is a physicist who used to work for NASA. Over the last 30 years he developed a "Theory of Everything" that brings physics and metaphysics in one theory. In his lecture he presents a condensed summary of his theory.

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PSI Research

00224vDr. Dean Radin studied electrical engineering as well as psychology and has been researching PSI phenomena like telepathy and presentiments of future events for over 12 years. His experiments document that these phenomena are real but Dean's findings don't fit into the established scientific models.

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Gates of Awakening

00133hNeil Kramer identifies in this lecture different filters of conscious awareness, which conceil our perception of the external world. Additionally he provides some clues how to deconstruct these filters.

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Children's memories of previous lives

00101bDr. Jim Tucker is a psychiatrist at the University of Virginia. He has researched 2500 cases of children that have detailed memories about previous lives. In this interview Jim talks about his research into children who have provided names and other verifiable information from previous lives.

Link to interview in the Resource section

Experiencing a stroke

00125zNeuroanatomist Jill Bolte Taylor realized she was having a massive stroke. As it happened - she felt her brain functions slip away one by one, speech, movement, understanding - she studied and remembered every moment. In this lecture she shares her experience.

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Beware online filter bubbles

00118sIn this 9-minute lecture Eli Pariser elaborates on how filter algorithms are pre-selecting the information users are presented with on search engines like Google or websites like Facebook. This user-specific tailoring mechanism decides without our consent which information is of importance to us and puts us in a reality bubble that reconfirms our worldview.

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Crop Circles

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This award-winning documentary explores the crop circle phenomenon from various angles. It presents scientific research results along with amazing videos and pictures of the most stunning formations. Various experts on crop circles are interviewed about their insights.

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The Day Before Disclosure

02063mThis documentary covers the UFO / ET presence on Earth. It presents evidence gathered over the last 60 years along with interviews of witnesses from military and government. A collection of highly unusual information which you might never hear about from mainstream news sources.

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Neuroscientist and physicians are trying to uncover the complex relationship between mind, brain, and consciousness in order to come up with a more comprehensive perspective on the "self" and the workings of the human mind. The result of their research has helped to shed a more holistic light on the understanding of the elusive mind-body problem.

On September 11th, 2008 a group of renowned scientist took part in a symposium at the United Nations in New York. Listening in on their discussion allows even the layman to understand how new paradigms fueled by the latest scientific research are beginning to fundamentally alter how we perceive and relate to the physical world.

This is a collection of short videos recorded during the symposium at the United Nations. The videos are between 1 and 15 minutes each and are really worth watching. Two videos that captured the entire discussion are available at the very bottom of this article.


Prof. Dr. Bruce Greyson

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Dr. Bruce Greyson is Professor of Psychiatry & Neurobehavioral Sciences at the University of Virginia as well as the Director of the universities Division of Perceptual Studies. He has been researching near-death experiences for over 25 years and has published multiple articles on this topic in scientific journals. Due to his long experience he is sometimes refered to at the father of research in near-death experiences.

 


Consciousness without brain activity : In this 15-minute video Dr. Bruce Greyson talks about his insights from over 25 years of research on near-death experiences, which show that our notion of the mind and the brain being the same thing is a misperception. Viewing this video is highly recommended. If you only watch one video on this entire page, watch this one.

 


What is reality ? In this 2-minute video Dr. Bruce Greyson talks about the concept of an objective reality and how the only way to truly determine the reality of something is through the effect that it has on us.

 


Dr. Mario Beauregard

00280aDr. Mario Beauregard is a neuroscientist from the University of Montreal (Departments of Psychology and Radiology, Neuroscience Research Center). He is the author of more than 100 publications in neuroscience, psychology and psychiatry and was selected by the World Media Net to be among the "One Hundred Pioneers of the 21st Century." Dr. Beauregard’s groundbreaking work on the neurobiology of emotion and mystical experience at the University of Montreal has received international media coverage.

 

 

Can Consciousness Influence Brain Events? Brain imaging data shows that our intention, beliefs and expections have an influence on our brain. Another recommended video:

 


The Barriers to the Scientific Study of Consciousness and Spirituality: Dr. Beauregard shares his experiences how his research about consciousness is blocked by scientists who fear any research that tackles the mind-body problem and involves spiritual aspects. 

 

A lecture by Dr. Beauregard on insights from his neuroscientific research is available in the Resource section.

 


Dr. Andrew Newberg

00197uDr. Andrew Newberg is Director of Research at the Myrna Brind Center for Integrative Medicine at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital and Medical College. He is also Adjunct Assistant Professor in the Department of Religious Studies at the University of Pennsylvania. He is Board-certified in Internal Medicine and Nuclear Medicine and is considered a pioneer in the neuroscientific study of religious and spiritual experiences, a field frequently referred to as – neurotheology.

Objective Reality and Beliefs: How Our Brain Misleads Us : In this video Dr. Newberg points out that our brain tends to create an inaccurate perception of the world and that we can never be really objective even if we tend to think we are.  

 


Dr. Jeffrey Schwartz

00259eDr. Jeffrey Schwartz is an associate research professor of psychiatry at the School of Medicine at the University of California at Los Angeles. He is one of the world’s leading experts in neuroplasticity and the author of more than 100 scientific books and articles on neuroscience and psychiatry. After 20 years of research into brain imaging and functional neuroanatomy Dr. Schwartz is particularly knowledgable in the pathological mechanisms and psychological treatment of obsessive-compulsive disorder.

 

 

Breakdown of the Materialist Paradigm : In this video Dr. Schwartz talks about obsessive compulsive disorder through the example of Leonardo DiCapro and the resistance from the scientific establishment to go beyond the materialistic paradigm.

 


Dr. Esther Sternberg

00240lDr. Esther M. Sternberg received her M.D. and Rheumatology training at McGill University in Montreal, Canada and was on the faculty at Washington University in St. Louis, MO, before joining the National Institutes of Health in 1986. Currently she is Chief of the Section on Neuroendocrine Immunology and Behavior at the National Institute of Mental Health, Dr. Sternberg is also Director of the Integrative Neural Immune Program, NIMH/NIH and Co-Chair of the NIH Intramural Program on Research in Women's Health. She is internationally recognized for her discoveries in brain-immune interactions and the brain's stress response on health: the science of the mind-body interaction.


The Importance of Gathering Data in Studying Mind-Body Interaction : Dr. Sternberg speaks about the importance of gathering and publishing scientific data and how research in immunology can contribute to the understanding of the mind-body connection

 

The Mind's Influence on the Immune System : Dr. Sternberg discusses how the majority of mainstream scientists grew to accept the fact that the mind can influence the immune system

 


Dr. Elie During

00239kDr. Elie During is an Associate Professor of Philosophy at the University of Paris 10, Nanterre. He studied philosophy at the Sorbonne and at Princeton University. Dr. During received his Ph.D. from the University of Paris 10 in 2007 for his research on the philosophical reception of the theory of relativity and has since been further exploring the notion of spacetime at the juncture of metaphysics, science, and aesthetics, where the durations of mind and matter seem to intersect.

 

 

Introduction on How Does Consciousness Shape the Brain : This is the introduction to the panel discussion on the connections between mind and body pointing out the relation between seemingly incompatible approaches - materialistic and spiritual. Being a French philosopher Dr. During adds an interesting angle to the board of scientists and medical experts.

 


Dr. Henry Stapp

00254zDr. Henry Stapp is a theoretical physicist at the University of California's Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory, specializing in the mathematical and logical foundations of quantum mechanics. His doctoral thesis under Nobel Laureates Segré and Chamberlain created the relativistic theory for the analysis of the proton-proton polarization and spin-correlation experiments. On the basis of that work and criticisms of the Pauli-Heisenberg nonlinear field theory, he was invited by Pauli to work with him in Zurich on foundational issues. Dr. Stapp is the author of over 300 scientific articles on foundational issues, and has also written about the revisions entailed by twentieth century developments in physics of the materialist worldview suggested by the physics of earlier centuries.

Quantum Mechanics and Human Consciousness : Dr. Stapp talks about how quantum mechanics can explain how intent can cause changes in the structure of the brain that can ultimately affect behavior

 



Videos of the entire sessions

Part 1 : Mind-Body Connections: How Does Consciousness Shape the Brain?

Dr. Mario Beauregard
Dr. Jeffrey M. Schwartz
Dr. Henry P. Stapp
Dr. Esther M. Sternberg

Moderated by Dr. Elie During

 


Part 2 : Beyond the Brain: The Experiential Implications of Neurotheology

Dr. Mario Beauregard
Dr. Bruce Greyson
Dr. Andrew B. Newberg
Dr. Christina M. Puchalski

Moderated by Dr. Elie During

 



These videos were provided by the Nour Foundation on their Youtube channel. For more information about the symposium or the participants visit the following link :

http://www.nourfoundation.com/mind-body-problem

   

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00185iStephen Wiltshire is a British artist with the nickname "The Living Camera" because he can draw the skyline of entire cities like Tokyo or Rome from memory at a staggering level of detail after only having looked at it for several minutes from a helicopter.

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Resource Highlights  

What about money?

00398rBernard Lietaer is a former Central Banker, fond manager and university professor with more than 30 years of experience in the monetary system. In this interview he speaks in plain English about money, the Euro, the US Dollar and their future.

Link to interview in the Resource section

Churnalism & Flat Earth News

00390jNick Davies worked as an investigative journalist for over 35 years. In this lecture he shares his insights on how the world of the press really works. He dismantles the golden rule of "objective reporting" and points out conflicts of interests which increasingly hinder truthful reporting.  

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Money & the Turning of the Age

00108iIn this lecture author Charles Eisenstein talks about how money changed the relationship between humanity and the world. He shares his vision of a society, which rediscovered its relationship to nature and where appreciation is expressed in other ways than just money.

Link to lecture in the Resource section

Corporatocracy and global empire

00100a 120John Perkins worked as Chief Economist at a major consulting firm. Over the years he became more and more aware of the massive amout of corruption the US empire is based upon but played along for a while. Finally he left his job and spoke out. A highly recommended interview !

Link to interview in the Resource section

9/11 - Investigation of a Swiss historian

00104eDr. Daniele Ganser is a Swiss historian who teaches at Basel University. In this English lecture he presents a Swiss historian's view on the evidence on 9/11. A highly recommended overview of subjects and evidence usually not covered by the mass media.

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Crash course

00106gChris Martenson's "Crash course" from 2009 explains the inbuilt problems of the global economy, the financial system and society as a whole in easily understandable terms. Chris advocates to use common sense and prepare for what is coming.

Link to lecture in the Resource section

The Story of Stuff

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The Story of Stuff is a 20 minute documentary that takes a critical look at Western consumer culture and the hidden costs in the process of producing cheap goods.

Link to documentary in the Resource section

Problema - 100 deep questions

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In September 2006 over 100 great thinkers gathered for a round table discussion in Berlin. During this 9-hour day all participant were asked 100 deep questions and their responses were filmed simultaneously.

Link to documentary in the Resource section

Seeking Truth

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In this series of lectures Mark Passio gives an excellent insight into his quest for truth. Mark covers a wide range of topics, he is an eloquent presenter and his lectures are clearly laid out. Highly recommended viewing !

Link to lectures in the Resource section

Propaganda in a democracy

02058hThe documentary Psywar takes a close look at how propaganda and public relations have grown into a most powerful tool in shaping western democracies. Perception management replaced balanced reporting of events in the news and you should understand how you are being manipulated.

Link to documentary in the Resource section

9/11 - Explosive Evidence - Experts speak out

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The group "Architects and Engineers for 9/11 Truth" created a documentary in which they interview 53 experts about the scientific facts regarding 9/11. The result is a compelling collection of evidence why the official government story can not be true.

Link to documentary in the Resource section

Architects on 9/11

00160iRichard Gage worked for over 20 years as an architect and constructed several high-rise buildings. In this lecture he informs about research he conducted on 9/11 together with 1900 other architects. They discovered severe inconsistencies in the official story.

Link to lecture in the Resource section

   

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