4 min read · 2021-09-29 · Authors from Carl Jung to Aldous Huxley and Susan Blackmore explore the deep mysteries of what it means to be a person
9. Beyond Words by Carl SafinaMoving accounts of the reasons to suppose that various non-humans, including orcas, wolves and elephants, have emotions and a type of consciousness akin to ours. If they are conscious, why shouldn’t stones be conscious too?
8 min read · 2021-11-14 · The ability to control our dreams is a skill that more of us are seeking to acquire for sheer pleasure. But if taken seriously, scientists believe it could unlock new secrets of the mind
It has been hard to get someone to lucid dream in the noisy, constrained environment of an fMRI scanner. But it can be done
4 min read · 2020-11-10 · Altered states of consciousness may immediately bring to mind psychedelics or hypnosis, but there are many ways to induce such non-ordinary states. But first, a conundrum. In order to define altered…