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.
September 29, 2005 at 8:17 pm
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.
September 29, 2005 at 8:21 pm
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)
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