News Stories relating to "consciousness"
Friday, December 19, 2014
Plants are generally considered to be more basic forms of life than animals. They cannot speak, or walk; they do not have powers of reasoning or conscious thought.
Or do they?
Scientists are now coming around to the idea that plants are sentient living beings, with a sophisticated awareness of their surroundings. Not only...
Friday, October 3, 2014
We humans navigate our way through life in individual bodily casings, each apparently sealed tight against external influences; our minds, feelings and thoughts are completely our own, totally unaffected and inaccessible to others outside our impenetrable physical forms.
Or are they?
As a new age concept, the Global...
Monday, September 22, 2014
A grain of truth is often to be found in age-old remedies, with science often proving concepts and advice that our forefathers have been using for centuries. When faced with a dilemma, how many times have we been advised to "sleep on it" in the hope that the right solution will come to us while we slumber?
It seems that...
Thursday, May 1, 2014
The most common perception regarding the purpose of our brain is the major processor for all of our thought, that this is where an individual's "mind" resides, along with their essence of self and identity. Certainly, brain damage can affect our cognitive abilities, substantiating the purely scientific stance that we are no more than...
Friday, April 11, 2014
Over the past few decades, the world has been overwhelmed by a so-called "new-age" movement that has focused on greater personal and spiritual awareness, mindfulness and the power of positive thinking.
Related books, CDs, DVDs and seminars on the subject abound as people are tempted by the prospect of manifesting riches,...
Monday, January 20, 2014
A recent study has indicated that the practice of regular spiritual activity can help alleviate and protect against depression.
The study, which was published online by JAMA Psychiatry, showed that a thickening of the brain cortex was associated with regular meditation or other spiritual or religious practice, and could be the reason...
Thursday, November 21, 2013
Most scientists dismiss the idea of 'life after death' as a fanciful notion which is impossible to prove. In fact, new research indicates that it is actually the idea of 'death' which is becoming less likely and harder to prove, as everything we learn about quantum physics suggests that space and time do not actually exist in our perceived...
Wednesday, October 23, 2013
What is consciousness? It is a term which is liberally used in these so-called 'enlightened' times, when we use it to describe developing spiritual awareness. In physical terms, one might describe it as the presence of life, and what our brain perceives, which would be a reasonable assumption. What we may not be aware of, however, are the...
Thursday, August 15, 2013
The near-death experience reported by cardiac arrest survivors worldwide may be grounded in science, according to research at the University of Michigan.
Previously, it was not believed that the brain could be active after death, but now it appears that there is a burst of superconsicous activity for about 30 seconds AFTER its blood...
Monday, February 14, 2005
The Global ConsciousnessProject is in the process of developing data that suggeststhat there is a level of human emotion or thought that cancollectively affect random number generators, and that it isat least somewhat predictive of large scale negative events,especially those that are human-generated, such as theattack on the US World Trade...
Sunday, September 23, 2001
Since 1998, the Global Consciousness Project at Princeton University has been monitoring the outputs of up to 40 random number generators (RNGs) around the world. Each of these RNGs sends 200 bits of randomly generated data every second to a server at the GCP in Princeton. The generators are based on physical devices considered to be...