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Examining Attention

Magazine

Examining Attention

Attention is not just another “function” alongside other cognitive functions. Its ontological status is of something prior to functions and even to things. The kind of attention we bring to bear on the world changes the nature of the world we attend to, the very nature of the world in which those “functions” would be […]

By Iain McGilchrist

Trike Daily

How did Buddhism get the brain right?

David Weisman writes in SEED Magazine: Both Buddhism and neuroscience converge on a similar point of view: The way it feels isn’t how it is. There is no permanent, constant soul in the background. Even our language about ourselves is to be distrusted (requiring the tortured negation of anatta). In the broadest strokes then, neuroscience […]

By Tricycle
In a dark operating room, two gloved hands are visible performing surgery.

Magazine Body & Mind

The Mindful Scalpel

Can advancements in neuroscience make us happier and more compassionate? Jeff Greenwald visits neurosurgeon Dr. Katrina Firlik to investigate the relationship between the material mind and its spiritual potential.

By Jeff Greenwald
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