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Why Study Consciousness?

Why are top scientists increasingly interested in researching human consciousness? Because the quest to solve the puzzle of human consciousness – the very essence of our being – is one of the great problems of modern science. For 2000 years, the questions surrounding human consciousness – how the everyday inner workings of our brains give […]

Heather Berlin, Neuroscientist to the Stars

On March 29, Dr. Heather Berlin, a neuroscientist to the stars, joined us on stage at the Pearl Stable to discuss The Neuroscience of the Unconscious Mind. Heather received her doctorate in experimental psychology/neuropsychology from the University of Oxford, Magdalen College and her Master of Public Health from Harvard University. Currently she researches brain-behavior relationships, the neural basis […]

MSF Tom Slick Research Award supported Dr. Justin Hulbert’s work recently published in Nature Communications

Dr. Justin Hulbert, now an Assistant Professor and the Director of the Memory Control Laboratory at Bard College, has a long solid foundation in consciousness work. He is a recipient of the Walt Disney Company Foundation Scholarship, a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship and most outstandingly, an impressive affliation with the Mind Science Foundation! […]

A Strategy for Slowing the Progression of Parkinson’s Disease

by Merridee Lefner, Graduate Student, UTSA Neuroscience Institute On Monday the 10th of April, The University of Texas at San Antonio’s Neurosciences Institute welcomed a lecture by Dr. D. James Surmeier on a strategy for slowing the progression of Parkinson’s Disease (PD). PD affects more than 1.5 million people in the United States, and is the second most common neurodegenerative disease in the developed world. As […]

Memories in Space and Time, as Told by the Hippocampus

by Merridee Lefner, Graduate Student, UTSA Neuroscience Institute On Tuesday the 20th of September, the University of Texas at San Antonio’s Neurosciences Institute welcomed a lecture by Dr. Howard Eichenbaum on figuring out the function of the hippocampus, a region in the brain that is known to be the center of memory and emotion. Recently, it was found that the hippocampus also […]

2016 Tom Slick Research Award Funds an Exploration into Meditation and Emotions

The Mind Science Foundation’s Board of Trustees has approved the funding for a new Tom Slick Research Award in Consciousness for Drs. Zoran Josipovic and Lucia Melloni at NYU Comprehensive Epilepsy Center. This team is using innovative approaches to try and connect how people with epilepsy process and control emotions. Dr. Josipovic is one of the founding directors of the Nonduality Institute and is a research […]

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