SAND18 US — The Geometry of Consciousness

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Sir Roger Penrose and Stuart Hameroff propose that human brains don’t compute but rather think, through a process that incorporates a general relativistic modification to quantum mechanics. Although science is far from a unified theory we can see that these ideas would require the brain to obey certain geometrical constraints. This talk explains current research into the structures within the brain including experiments to test the effect of anesthetics on coherent energy transport in brain microtubules and progress on testing Penrose’s objective reduction (OR) hypothesis using Bose Einstein Condensates. Finally, we put this together into a possible model for a thinking machine that is not a computer that might shed light on the puzzle of consciousness.

Self-Abiding Meditation

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These profound practice teachings on meditation and realizing the Self

The Dawn of Native American Solar Farms

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For decades, Native Americans were reliant on the US government to bring them power

#64 AI and the Global Brain

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Trying to wrap our minds, hearts, and bodies around the rapidly evolving field of AI

The Moon Cannot Be Stolen

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Sometimes a story can teach much more than entire philosophical treatises

It All Goes Down in Your Mind

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Gabor weaving Johnny Cash and the Buddhist 'Dhammapada'

How Brave You Are

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How brave you are for slowing down

Across Lines: Grief

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How do we catch people where they fall? How do we respond to this crisis in a way that doesn’t reinforce its architecture? What kind of politics is being summoned at this time?

#63 Ancestral Constellations

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Efu discussed her methods integrating ancestral wisdom from her Snail Clan in Tanzania, somatic therapy, and family constellations

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