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15 June 2016
Katia Petersen

War is complicated, but peace doesn’t have to be.

Though you wouldn’t know it to look at politics and state diplomacy, there is power in simplicity,  which is too often mistaken for “ease.” How many of us struggle with that difference between “knowing” and “embodying” on a daily basis? Peace, I contend, is a matter of perspective, and we can each choose to shift our hearts, minds, and actions in that direction, for ourselves and the world.

10 June 2016
Communications Team

Since it began in 1994, the Science of Consciousness conference in Tucson AZ, has become the world’s largest consciousness-focused conference. Founded by philosopher David Chalmers and anesthesiologist Stuart Hameroff, its popularity and prestige reflects the growing academic recognition of the mystery presented by the conscious mind. Among the diverse views of its attendees and speakers, there is a decidedly growing openness toward deeper views of the mind.

10 June 2016
Katharina Blickheuser

Did you know that humans and sponges share a similar range of genes (Srivastava et al., 2010)? There is also a remarkable similarity in the sequences of the genes. How is it that there is such a big difference between humans and sponges when humans are so much more complex? Recent research shows that  genes themselves are not the source of our complexity; rather it is in the regulation of gene expression that the difference lies.

3 June 2016
Communications Team

The biennial Science of Consciousness Conference in Tucson, Arizona is a convocation of academics and researchers hosted by University of Arizona’s Center for Consciousness Studies. This venerable conference is known for its support of a rigorous scientific and interdisciplinary approach to the study of consciousness. It includes not only plenary speakers and panels, but also exhibits, demos, and other experientials.

27 May 2016
Communications Team

IONS intern Adrian David Nelson met up with Gabriel Guerrer, a physicist and former researcher at CERN, during the Foundations of Mind conference in Berkeley. Gabriel recently visited IONS, preparing a replication of experiments at IONS exploring quantum measurement and consciousness. During their interview Gabriel shared his fascinating journey from particle physics to exploring the mystery of consciousness.

26 May 2016
Barry Robbins

”The elements of sport that I have just described are present in other transformative practices, but in the context of sports they evoke a greater range of physical abilities than are produced by any other family of disciplines. In the service of integral practices, they can, I believe, evoke a still greater range of capacities.”

Michael Murphy from Future of the Body

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