Tibetan Neuroscience

A Science and the Mind conference in Australia has been discussing Tibetan meditation techniques and what neuroscientists can learn from them.

“Truly great advances of any kind are about making leaps … that explode on you seemingly from nowhere,” said Allan Snyder, keynote speaker at the conference, who is working on a thinking cap using magnetic pulses to access the creativity of the non-conscious mind.

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  1. If the non-conscience could possibly even exist (At the least what would perceptually be there if in fact it is the non-conscience. If you’re saying the sub-conscience then what is that? It seems imagenative at best.), would we want to be able to see as i have stated, into the imagenation.

  2. Simply, how far is the journey to insanity. Guy Davenport wrote, “the best mask of reality is reality.” (Don’t know if that’s verbatum or not)

  3. Ange Lobue, MD, MPH, BSPharm

    July 9, 2009 at 3:23 pm

    Professor Allan Snyder is on to something, again.

    As with his discoveries in fiber optics a decade or so ago, his current focus on the enhancement of creativity with techniques such as trans cranial magnetic stimulation, are sure to produce paradigm-shifting results in neuroscience.

    A three-hour interview with him in May 2009 left me charged with an even deeper appreciation of what appears to be an infinity of limits in the human brain.

    I hope to test his hypothesis personally on my next trip to Sydney.

    Ange Lobue, MD, MPH, BSPharm
    American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology
    Academy of Television Arts and Sciences

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