Looking for consciousness...

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Looking for consciousness...

Postby appicchato » Sun Sep 19, 2010 2:28 am

Caught a BBC (Horizon) show about science looking for consciousness…pretty (to me) interesting…especially the part where scientists can accurately forecast decisions we make, up to six seconds before we make them…hmmm…

I saw this program (from October 2009) by downloading it from:

http://btjunkie.org/torrent/Horizon-S48E02-The-Secret-You-20th-October-2009-HDTV-720p-x264/622413f096e754893bd58087304a4e0be0a16bb91001

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Re: Looking for consciousness...

Postby Ben » Sun Sep 19, 2010 2:53 am

Thank you Bhante.
Personally, I am very interested in recent research into consciousness.
One book I have been recommending over the last year is the work by Thomas Metzinger: The ego tunnel: the science of mind and the myth of the self.
I think we are entering a period where insights of Buddhist wisdom will find some support in science.
kind regards

Ben
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