Prof. Donald Hoffman on Conscious Agent Theory

We have no clue how consciousness emerges from 3 pounds of wet goo. Cognitive scientist Don Hoffman takes us deep into his research suggesting we’re attacking the problem backwards. The implications may challenge all you know about our place in reality. Take the Red Pill and see how deep the rabbit hole goes… In this extended interview we dive into … Lees meer

the Hard problem of consciousness

Phenomenal experiences The hard problem of consciousness is the problem of explaining how and why sentient organisms have qualia[note 1] or phenomenal experiences—how and why it is that some internal states are felt states, such as heat or pain, rather than unfelt states, as in a thermostat or a toaster.[2] The philosopher David Chalmers, who introduced the term “hard problem” … Lees meer

Stanislav Grof – The Healing Potential of Non-Ordinary States of Consciousness

Stanislav Grof is a psychiatrist with almost 50 years of experience in research of nonordinary states of consciousness. He has been the principal investigator in a psychedelic research program at the Psychiatric Research Institute in Prague, Czechoslovakia, chief of psychiatric research at the Maryland Psychiatric Research Center, assistant professor of psychiatry at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland, and scholar-in-residence … Lees meer

the Dalai Lama – Extract from ‘The Universe in a Single Atom’

“One of the most important philosophical insights in Buddhism comes from what is known as the theory of emptiness. At its heart is the deep recognition that there is a fundamental disparity between the way we perceive the world, including our own experience in it, and the way things actually are. In our day-to-day experience, we tend to relate to … Lees meer