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4.16.19

Marijuana Users Might Need More Anesthesia in Medical Procedures

They needed 14 percent more fentanyl and 220.5 percent more propofol during procedures like endoscopies or colonoscopies.

9.9.18

Scientists Still Don’t Totally Understand What It Means to Be Conscious

Axel Cleeremans, a psychologist and researcher, has spent the last 30 years trying to figure it out.

2.9.16

Art, Science, and Folklore Tackle the Mysteries of Human Consciousness

Delve into the oddities of human consciousness at 'States of Mind,' a new exhibit at London's Wellcome Collection.

12.4.14

Audiovisual Installation Explores the Concept of Consciousness

Marios Athanasiou's "Omega Point" is modeled on the hallucinatory sensations caused by near-death experiences.

9.24.14

A Chronology of Terence McKenna-Related Books, Ideas, People, and Other Things

Combining Terence McKenna’s attraction toward history, his focus on memes, and his perspective that “the world is made of language,” I created a chronological list of 30 McKenna-related books, ideas, people, and other things that I haven’t yet written...

9.12.13

Sorry Religions, Human Consciousness Is Just a Consequence of Evolution

Are we ordained by our creator or are we just delusional lumps of carbon and guts? Neuroscientist Michael Graziano concludes something closer to latter. But it’s not delusion that makes our brains aware. It’s a highly functional adaptive strategy.

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7.10.13

Before Peter Gabriel Jammed with Monkeys, John C. Lilly Tripped with Dolphins

As Gabriel said recently, "If aliens do exist…we expect them to treat us as smart creatures that are worth listening to, and I would ask, 'like we have with the other species on this planet?'" It's pretty bleeding-edge (and bleeding-heart), but it owes...