Altered state of consciousness
An altered state of consciousness (ASC), also called altered state of mind or mind alteration, is any condition which is significantly different from a normal waking beta wave state. The expression wa...
Why Roger Federer Sleeps Twelve Hours a Day
For elite athletes, sleep is the greatest performance enhancing drug of all. In this short video, neuroscientist Professor Matthew Walker, author of the international bestseller Why We Sleep, explains...
Rare Genetic Mutation Lets Some People Function with Less Sleep
Ever wished you could get by with less sleep? Some people can--and don't seem to be any worse off for it--thanks, possibly, to one unusual mutation
What If You Stopped Sleeping?- Day 3 is when the real fun begins...
What If You Stopped Sleeping? Day 3 is when the real fun begins...
Five Tips For Falling Asleep Quicker
Sleep expert Matthew Walker describes the perfect conditions for falling asleep quicker. Following is a transcript of the video. Matthew Walker: My name is Matthew Walker. I am a professor of neurosc...
Seeker - This Is Your Brain On God | Facebook
Having a religious experience activates the brain's "reward circuits" in the same way that love, sex, gambling, drugs and music do.
Researchers say there's evidence that consciousness continues after clinical death
Researchers at NYU's Langone Medical Center have conducted a study of patients who have experienced near-death experiences, and the results are intriguing and chilling. Dr. Sam Parnia, the director of...
Horrific Car Accident Leads to Angelic Encounter
When Dann and Tracey’s car was hit head-on by a drunk driver it burst into flames. With their lives in the balance, a series of miracles were set in motion to save the couple.
Study Shows Psychedelic Drugs Induce Higher 'Level' of Consciousness
A new study published in Scientific Reports suggests psychedelic drugs like LSD induce more complex and unpredictable brain activity
This Ancient "Alternate Nostril Breathing" Technique Is A Great Anti-Drug Solution for Anxiety
Gillian shows us this ancient "Alternate Nostril Breathing" technique that is a great anti-drug solution for anxiety.
Man Wakes From Coma With Ability To Understand Health Insurance Policy
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Developing Brain Regions In Children Hardest Hit By Sleep Deprivation
The reduced amount of sleep leads to an increased need for deep sleep in maturing areas of the brain. This affects posterior regions of the brain, which are involved in vision, spatial perception and...
What is ASMR?
Autonomous sensory meridian response (ASMR) is a euphoric experience characterized by a static-like or tingling sensation on the skin that typically begins on the scalp and moves down the back of the ...
Amazing Benefits of Sleeping on Your Left Side
It is very common for me to have a patient tell me that they have all their issues on just one side of the body. A pain in the left foot, a bad left hip, a bad left shoulder, left-sided abdominal pai...
This Is Why You Should Sleep on Your Left Side (Backed by Science)
Have you been sleeping wrong this entire time? Learn why this particular posture is key for good rest.
Coma
In medicine, a coma (from the Greek κῶμα koma, meaning "deep sleep") is a state of unconsciousness lasting more than six hours in which a person: cannot be awakened; fails to respond normally to painf...
Daydream
Daydreaming is a short-term detachment from one's immediate surroundings, during which a person's contact with reality is blurred and partially substituted by a visionary fantasy, especially one of ha...
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Delirium
Delirium, or acute confusional state is an organically-caused decline from a previously attained baseline level of cognitive function. It is typified by fluctuating course, attentional deficits and ge...
Ecstasy (emotion)
Ecstasy (from Ancient Greek ἔκστασις ékstasis) is a subjective experience of total involvement of the subject, with an object of his or her awareness. Total involvement with an object of interest is n...
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Euphoria
Euphoria (/juːˈfɔəriə/; from Ancient Greek εὐφορία, from εὖ eu, "well", and φέρω pherō, "to bear") (semantically opposite of dysphoria) is medically recognized as a mental and emotional condition in w...
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Extrasensory perception
Extrasensory perception or ESP, also called sixth sense, includes reception of information not gained through the recognized physical senses but sensed with the mind. The term was adopted by Duke Univ...
Higher consciousness
Higher consciousness is the consciousness of a higher Self, transcendental reality, or God. It is "the part of the human being that is capable of transcending animal instincts". The concept developed ...
Hypnosis
Photographic Studies in Hypnosis, Abnormal Psychology (1938)Hypnosis is a state of human consciousness involving focused attention and reduced peripheral awareness characterized by an enhanced capac...
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Hysteria
Hysteria, in its colloquial use, describes unmanageable emotional excesses. The fear can be centered on a body part, or most commonly, on an imagined problem with that body part. Disease is a common c...
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Lucid dream
A lucid dream is any dream in which one is aware that one is dreaming. In relation to this phenomenon, Greek philosopher Aristotle observed: "often when one is asleep, there is something in consciousn...
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Mania
Mania is the mood of an abnormally elevated arousal energy level. Elevated irritability is common along with behavior that seems on the surface to be the opposite of depression. Mania is a necessary s...
Meditation
Meditation is a practice in which an individual trains the mind or induces a mode of consciousness, either to realize some benefit or for the mind to simply acknowledge its content without becoming id...
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Mystical psychosis
Mystical psychosis is a term coined by Arthur J. Deikman in the early 1970s to characterize first-person accounts of psychotic experiences that are strikingly similar to reports of mystical experienc...