Consciousness and the Extended Mind with Dr. Rupert Sheldrake and Dr. Seyed Azmayesh
25 November 2011
What is consciousness? Is consciousness a product of the brain? The answers to these age-old questions still largely elude modern science. This exciting event aims to shed some light on these important topics. In this presentation Dr. Ruper Sheldrake aims to shed a light on recent experimental evidence on the concept of the extended mind, and challenge some of our long standing beliefs. He will use experimental results to show that our current belief that the mind is a product of the brain is a too limited view. Furthermore, in his presentation he will show that recent tests have also shown that our minds seem to extend out beyond our brain both through attention and intention. This will be followed by a brief presentation of Dr. Seyed Azmayesh on the topic of the extended mind from a spiritual angle.
Dr. Rupert Sheldrake is a renowned biologist and author of more than 80 technical papers and ten books, including new Science of Life. He was a former Research Fellow of the Royal Society, studied natural science at Cambridge University, where he took a PhD in Biochemistry, and Philosophy at Harvard University and was a Frank Knox Fellow there. He was also a Fellow of Clare College, Cambridge, and Director of Studies in Biochemistry and cell Biology. He is currently a Fellow of the Institute of Noetic Sciences, near San Francisco. His web site is www.sheldrake.org
Dr. Seyed Azmayesh a renowned spiritual Sufi master, a researcher and expert in comparative religions and spiritual paths holds two doctorates one in Law and History of Jurisprudence from the Sorbonne and another in Comparative Religions from the University of Lyon. He has published numerous articles and books on the nature of spirituality and spiritual paths.