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Neuroscience and Buddhism Agree: Consciousness is Everywhere

Neuroscience and Buddhism Agree: Consciousness is Everywhere

A new theory in neuroscience suggests consciousness is an intrinsic property of everything, just like gravity. The theory, called Integrated Information Theory, states that consciousness appears in physical systems that contain many different and highly interconnected pieces of information. Based on that hypothesis, consciousness can be measured as a theoretical quantity, which the researchers call […]

Neuroscience Shows Your Brain Can Literally Be On The Same Wavelength as Someone Else

Neuroscience Shows Your Brain Can Literally Be On The Same Wavelength as Someone Else

I’m sure we’ve all felt that we’ve “clicked” with someone or were on the same “wave length”. Our everyday language is full of these kind of expressions, but is it just a manner of speaking? Not quite, according to Princeton University neuroscientist Uri Hasson. He has found that human brains can literally “tune” into each […]

7 things neuroscientists know about reality that most people don’t

7 things neuroscientists know about reality that most people don’t

There are so many perspective-shifting insights about the nature of reality that neuroscientists know that most people don’t. Every strange neurological syndrome, visual illusion and clever psychological experiment reveals something fascinating and unexpected about our experience of the world that we take for granted. Here’s a few, as written by Paul King on Quora. 1. […]

Neuroscience Reveals How Gratitude Literally Changes Your Brain to be Happier

Neuroscience Reveals How Gratitude Literally Changes Your Brain to be Happier

We often hear about the power of gratitude for creating a more positive and happy mental state. But did you know that gratitude literally transforms your brain? According to UCLA’s Mindfulness Awareness Research Center, regularly expressing gratitude literally changes the molecular structure of the brain, keeps the gray matter functioning, and makes us healthier and […]