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Investigating the mind [videorecording] : session 1 : attention & cognitive control
On a September weekend in 2003 at M.I.T., psychologists, neuroscientists, and philosophers met with the Dalai Lama and Buddhists scholars to discuss Buddhist and scientific perspectives on attention, ...
Structure, strategy and self in the fabrication of conscious experience
Neurophysiological and psychological evidence require us to see perception, the 'fabrication of (conscious) experience', as a process in time. Some of the elapsed time between the onset of stimulation...
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A science of consciousness : Buddhism (1), the modern west (0)
Founder of the Santa Barbara Institute for the Interdisciplinary Study of Consciousness Alan Wallace outlines some of the impediments in both the history of science, as well as in modern cognitive sci...
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Integrating science and religion : an interview with Alan Wallace (html)
Founder of the Santa Barbara Institute for the Interdisciplinary Study of Consciousness, Alan Wallace, answers questions on his background in religion and science, how science and religion can complem...
The Buddhist tradition of samatha : methods for refining and examing consciousness
Samatha is a Buddhist meditative technique for the refinement of attention. Here, expert in the study and practice of samatha, B. Alan Wallace, outlines the nature and purpose of samatha, the various...
The mind and the brain : neuroplasticity and the power of mental force
The Mind and the Brain, co-written by psychiatrist Jeffrey M. Schwartz and Wall Street Journal writer Sharon Begley, looks at the question of the relation between the brain and the mind drawing...
Paying attention to consciousness
Within the interdisciplinary study of consciousness in the cognitive sciences and philosophy, the author argues for greater emphasis on the study of attention. Drawing upon biological, psychological, ...
Exploring the nature and functions of the mind : a Tibetan Buddhist meditative perspective
The Tibetan Buddhist classification of mind, its divisions and the system of meditation practices aimed at achieving ideal states of being are a complex presentation of psychological, behavioral and s...
A cognitive science dialogue : consciousness East and West
Buddhist scholar B. Alan Wallace and contemporary philosopher of mind John Searle join for a discussion and debate on Buddhist and Western approaches to a science of consciousness. Wallace, who's app...
Integrating science and religion : an interview with Alan Wallace (pdf)
Founder of the Santa Barbara Institute for the Interdisciplinary Study of Consciousness, Alan Wallace, answers questions on his background in religion and science, how science and religion can complem...
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