Emerging Paradigms of Consciousness Research: News and Views on Consciousness and Mind Science Connected and Gathered from around the Internet

"A physicist is just an atom's way of looking at itself. ~ Niels Bohr "

New psychological evidence for a ‘sixth sense’

A line of research into what makes two people “click” may be leading to solid evidence of a sixth sense.

The research that is looking at the moment when two people find that “spark” during interaction — the moment of “oneness” — and it’s offering a compelling look at what happens in the mind and physiology when two people have a sense for what one another are thinking and feeling, beyond exchange of words and visual cues.

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Alternative Sleep Patterns: Polyphasic Sleep, the Da Vinci Sleep Cycle and Uberman Sleep

Polyphasic sleep, also known as the Da Vinci sleep cycle, is a sleep pattern that greatly reduces the time individuals spend sleeping, from around six to nine hours a day to about two to five hours each day. In polyphasic sleep, individuals take catnaps throughout the day rather than sleep for a long period of time at night.

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The Strange Case Of Bradley Burroughs

Blind from birth but able to experience vision during an OBE.

Out-of-Body Experiences: All in the Brain?

IANDS.org - In 2002 an article appeared in the leading scientific journal Nature documenting an induced out of body experience through focal electrical stimulation of the brain's right angular gyrus in a patient who was undergoing evaluation for epilepsy treatment. Access to the original paper is available at the Nature website. This article is a response by three NDE researchers. This article was originally published in Vital Signs Volume 21, Number 3.

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Meditation and "Drugs"

It's a not-so-dirty little secret that most of today's leading meditation teachers were interested in drugs. By "drugs," of course, I don't mean alcohol or Oxycontin, but rather that subset of chemicals which our society has deemed unfit for human consumption, including cannabis, psilocybin, MDMA, and others.

Brain Matter Linked to Introspective Thoughts: Structure of Prefrontal Cortex Helps Humans Think About One's Own Thinking

A specific region of the brain appears to be larger in individuals who are good at turning their thoughts inward and reflecting upon their decisions, according to new research published in the journal Science. This act of introspection -- or "thinking about your thinking" -- is a key aspect of human consciousness, though scientists have noted plenty of variation in peoples' abilities to introspect.

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Sleep Paralysis Part 1 of 10

The Authority on sleep paralysis David J Hufford speaks openly about sleep paralysis, the raw footage is from the documentary Your Worst Nightmare - Supernatural Assault. www.soulsmacklive.com

Ganzfeld Telepathy Example

From Dean Radins blog:

Here's an example of data collected in a ganzfeld telepathy test session. This was conducted in our lab on September 10, 2010. My friend Gail was the receiver in this test; her friend Tom was the sender. This is Gail being prepped for exposure to the ganzfeld condition.

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Biofeedback for Your Brain?

There is new evidence that people can learn to control the activity of some brain regions when they get feedback signals provided by functional magnetic resonance brain imaging (fMRI).

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