Posts Tagged ‘ cognitive science ’

The Fourth state of mind : neurobiology of meditation. [Part I]

Aug 31st, 2011 | By

In the last few decades, a neurological understanding of the meditative process has been slowly emerging. It started with some simple observations of what happens when one progressively reaches deeper stages of meditation. Although we remain wakeful, in progressively deeper stages of meditation, fundamental changes start happening in our body and brain. Most striking of

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How Quantum Physics rediscovered Consciousness

Aug 26th, 2011 | By

Imagine you tossed a coin into the air, and as the coin was in mid-flight, somebody said to you that it would land both heads and tails at the same time. You would doubt their sanity. But if that person were a quantum physicist, you might give them more credibility. And they, for their part,

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Current research : How music can ‘create’ happiness out of thin air

Jun 30th, 2011 | By

In a recent study at Groningen University, Netherlands, more evidence has been provided in favour of the top-down mode of sensory data processing by our brain. Do we generally tend to see what we expect to see ?