And we know how you have connected with the creative industry worldwide. And for that, we want to take the opportunity when we have you here, because our job as an academy, we honor those who have done extraordinary things, have made extraordinary contributions to the industry and to ourContinue Reading

As you know, many people struggle with the experience between physical pain and in many cases, drug addiction starts because the only management for pain is something like oxycodone or a narcotic opiate. And frequently this leads to addiction. Pain is a very complex phenomenon and is experienced differently inContinue Reading

In the last few videos, I've been talking about the different sensory organs and suggesting that the Senses project both the experience of the body and the experience of the world. Today, let me talk a little bit about the experience of taste. Human beings have taste receptors in theirContinue Reading

Do our senses provide us an experience of the real world? Because naive realism says that the world is real, the senses are taking in information and somehow converting it into sensations, images, feelings and thoughts. Of course, this is called the hard problem of consciousness, for which there isContinue Reading

In a previous video, I discussed olfactory receptors that are present in almost every tissue and organ in our body. So let's look today at light receptors. So in our skin, all over the body, there are two types of light receptors: Melanopsin cells and what are called intrinsically photosensitiveContinue Reading

If you ask mainstream quantum physicists whether the quantum field, the vacuum, as some people call it, is conscious (and I've asked many physicists this, academic physicists) and the answer is a very dismissive and emphatic "no". However, if you ask the same physicists whether the quantum field is self-regulatingContinue Reading

I was speaking to a friend of mine, Maureen Seaberg, who is a synesthete, and I interviewed her for her new book. You'll be seeing the interview shortly. But she reminded me that smell is not just the nose's job, that there was research and physiological reviews in 2018 thatContinue Reading

In 1960, the year 1960, Eugene Wigner, the great physicist, published a paper called The Unreasonable Effectiveness of Mathematics in the Natural Sciences. In that paper, Eugene Wigner argued that the success of mathematics in describing the physical world is, "unreasonable". He pointed out that the mathematical concepts that areContinue Reading

The mystery of the universe is also the mystery of our own existence. In fact, the mystery of our own existence is crucial to solving the mystery of the universe. Because without us, there would be no one to ask the question. Without you and me to ask the question,Continue Reading

I'm doing today's post with a little bit of hesitation and even trepidation, and I'll tell you why. So let me make some outrageous statements, at least outrageous to theologians and religious people. Number one, God did not create the universe. God did not create the universe. Number two, theContinue Reading

Conditioned mind is karma, samskara and vasana. The entangled mind is synchronicity, meaningful coincidence, and spontaneous fulfillment of desire. The free mind is spontaneous creativity and liberation from all suffering. So let's go over these three ideas and then see what's the best way to free ourselves of conditioned mind,Continue Reading