Your Brain Might Be A Radio

Your Brain Might Be A Radio

Sep 29

How “fantastic” stories unlock the nature of consciousness…

NDEs Absolutely, Positively NOT Caused By Malfunctioning Brains (Updated)

NDEs Absolutely, Positively NOT Caused By Malfunctioning Brains (Updated)

Sep 29

While many “experts” continue to suggest that malfunctioning brains produce near-death experiences, the evidence is now overwhelming that this is not the case…

Rebooting Our Relationship With Technology (Updated)

Rebooting Our Relationship With Technology (Updated)

Sep 25

The importance of rebooting our relationship with technology — and practical suggestions how to do it…

Extraordinary Human Capabilities (Updated)

Extraordinary Human Capabilities (Updated)

Sep 14

Pulse Resource Page on Extraordinary Human Abilities…

Autism Parents Reply To CNN: ‘Hear This Well’

Autism Parents Reply To CNN: ‘Hear This Well’

Sep 09

CNN Senior Medical Correspondent Elizabeth Cohen recently addressed “anti-vaxxers” (parents with children who were harmed by vaccinations). In a condescending tone, Cohen declared “Vaccines are safe; autism is not a side effect of vaccines. Or to say it another way because some people don’t hear this well, vaccines do not cause autism.” Afflicted families responded by posting vaccination horror stories on YouTube and launching a grassroots campaign called “Hear This Well”…

Induced After-Death Communication (Updated)

Induced After-Death Communication (Updated)

Jun 25

Induced After Death Communication (IADC) is a therapy for grief and trauma that has helped thousands of people come to terms with their loss by allowing them the experience of private communication with their departed loved ones…

Ray Kurzweil: Computers Will Be Like Humans By 2029

Ray Kurzweil: Computers Will Be Like Humans By 2029

Jun 12

Ray Kurzweil: In less than two decades, you won’t just use your computers, you will have relationships with them. The personalities of computers’ operating system will be customizable for each user, much like how the operating system in the movie ‘Her’ was portrayed…

‘Death Is Not Final’ Debate: Moody & Alexander Vs. Novella & Carroll

‘Death Is Not Final’ Debate: Moody & Alexander Vs. Novella & Carroll

May 08

On Wednesday, May 7th, Intelligence Squared hosted a debate called “Death Is Not Final”. It pitted Dr. Raymond Moody and Dr. Eben Alexander against Dr. Steve Novella and Sean Carroll. Are near-death experiences (and related experiences) evidence that consciousness is not produced by the brain? Click here to watch the entire debate…

TED: Amy Cuddy: ‘Your Body Language Shapes Who You Are’

TED: Amy Cuddy: ‘Your Body Language Shapes Who You Are’

May 04

Body language affects how others see us, but it may also change how we see ourselves. Social psychologist Amy Cuddy shows how “power posing” — standing in a posture of confidence, even when we don’t feel confident — can affect testosterone and cortisol levels in the brain, and might even have an impact on our chances for success…

NHNE’s NDE ‘Formula’ Newsletter Premiers Monday (Updated)

NHNE’s NDE ‘Formula’ Newsletter Premiers Monday (Updated)

Apr 07

The first issue of NHNE’s NDE Formula Newsletter premiers Monday, April 7th. This cutting-edge newsletter will focus on “The Formula for Creating Heaven on Earth” and how we can use the profound truths presented in near-death experiences to transform our personal and collective lives. If you are interested in receiving this free online publication, click here to sign up…

Carly Fleischmann: Autistic Girl Who Used A Computer To Ask For Help (Updated)

Carly Fleischmann: Autistic Girl Who Used A Computer To Ask For Help (Updated)

Apr 02

Carly was a severely autistic little girl unable to speak a word or connect to the world around her in any way. Or so everyone thought. That is until she turned 11 and something truly remarkable happened — she typed her first words: ”h-u-r-t” then ”h-e-l-p.”

New Book: ‘The Wisdom of Near-Death Experiences’ (Updated)

New Book: ‘The Wisdom of Near-Death Experiences’ (Updated)

Mar 28

This book considers a wide range of experiences of dying patients that Dr. Sartori has encountered during her nursing career. It focuses on the near-death experiences (NDEs) of patients Dr. Sartori has nursed as well as the hundreds of cases of people who have contacted her over the years. Many people take NDEs at surface value and are mis-informed about the full extent of this highly complex phenomenon. This book examines all aspects of the NDE and Dr. Sartori emphasizes that by pathologising the NDE we are missing out on very important insights which can empower us to live fulfilled and meaningful lives…

60 Minutes: The Gift of Endless Memory (Updated)

60 Minutes: The Gift of Endless Memory (Updated)

Jan 12

It is often said that we are our memories — that web of experiences, relationships, thoughts, and feelings that make us who we are. We don’t remember it all of course. That would be impossible. Or would it? There has been a discovery in the field of memory recently, so new you won’t find it in any textbook. It’s so hard to fathom, there are some who remain unconvinced. For the moment, the scientists studying it are simply calling it “superior autobiographical memory.” And unless you happen to know one of the handful of people discovered so far who have it, get ready to be amazed…

Dr. Bruce Greyson: Science & Postmortem Survival (Updated)

Dr. Bruce Greyson: Science & Postmortem Survival (Updated)

Jan 11

An outstanding talk by Dr. Bruce Greyson that provides empirical support, from three different lines of investigation, for the scientific hypothesis of postmortem survival…

New Book: ‘Dream Like A Boss’

New Book: ‘Dream Like A Boss’

Jan 11

Dream Like a Boss (Book One) is an introduction to getting better sleep, having more dreams, and working with the insights that come from dreams and nightmares. In particular, this book shows how to have more vivid dreams, find healing and insight, reduce stress-induced nightmares, tap into creative energy, and problem solve real-life issues. The book also discusses dream herbs, traditional and online dream sharing, and the most promising new dream apps…

National Geographic: ‘Life After Life’

National Geographic: ‘Life After Life’

Jan 05

This National Geographic special features near-death experiencers Christine Stein, Dr. Eben Alexander, and Anita Moorjani and includes comments from Dr. Jeffrey Long, Dr. Lakhmir S. Chawla, Dr. Kevin Nelson, and Peggy Kay, PhD…

The Science Of Resurrecting Dead Bodies

The Science Of Resurrecting Dead Bodies

Dec 21

Scientists are stretching the boundaries of understanding what happens as the body dies — and learning more about ways to perhaps interrupt the process…

Panel Discussion: ‘Experiencing Death: An Insider’s Perspective’

Panel Discussion: ‘Experiencing Death: An Insider’s Perspective’

Dec 21

For millennia, human beings have wondered what happens when we die. What is the first-person experience of dying and being brought back to life? Technological advances in resuscitation science have now added an intriguing new chapter to the literature of “out of body” or “near-death experiences” by eliciting detailed and vivid accounts of those who have approached the threshold of death. However we might seek to explain such phenomena, it is no longer tenable to simply dismiss this accumulating body of firsthand experiences. Can these experiences be explained through the lens of biology and neuroscience? What can we learn from the transformative accounts of those who have crossed the threshold of death? How have their experiences affected their sense of self and identity? Join neurologist Kevin Nelson, psychiatrist Peter Fenwick, orthopedic surgeon Mary Neal, and emergency medicine expert Sam Parnia as they share some of these remarkable stories and discuss how they analyze such experiences in light of their own backgrounds and training…

Why Gratitude Makes Ourselves (& Others) Healthier & Happier

Why Gratitude Makes Ourselves (& Others) Healthier & Happier

Nov 04

A growing body of research shows that gratitude can dramatically increase the health, happiness, and overall well being of ourselves and those we are in relationship with…

The Power of Placebos (Updated)

The Power of Placebos (Updated)

Sep 20

NHNE’s resource page on placebos…

New Book: ‘Mind Over Medicine’

New Book: ‘Mind Over Medicine’

Sep 20

We’ve been led to believe that when we get sick, it’s our genetics. Or it’s just bad luck — and doctors alone hold the keys to optimal health. For years, Lissa Rankin, M.D., believed the same. But when her own health started to suffer, and she turned to Western medical treatments, she found that they not only failed to help; they made her worse. So she decided to take matters into her own hands. Through her research, Dr. Rankin discovered that the health care she had been taught to practice was missing something crucial: a recognition of the body’s innate ability to self-repair and an appreciation for how we can control these self-healing mechanisms with the power of the mind. In an attempt to better understand this phenomenon, she explored peer-reviewed medical literature and found evidence that the medical establishment had been proving that the body can heal itself for over 50 years. Using extraordinary cases of spontaneous healing, Dr. Rankin shows how thoughts, feelings, and beliefs can alter the body’s physiology. She lays out the scientific data proving that loneliness, pessimism, depression, fear, and anxiety damage the body, while intimate relationships, gratitude, meditation, sex, and authentic self-expression flip on the body’s self-healing processes…

Foreign Accent Syndrome: ‘The Woman Who Woke Up Chinese’

Foreign Accent Syndrome: ‘The Woman Who Woke Up Chinese’

Sep 07

When Sarah Colwill, 38, was hospitalized for an intense migraine in 2010, she awoke to an astounding sound — her voice. Her familiar English accent had been replaced by what sounded like a poor impression of a Chinese person, leaving doctors scratching their heads. Her predicament was a side effect of a rare neurological condition called Foreign Accent Syndrome…

A Teachable Moment: Esquire Versus Dr. Eben Alexander

A Teachable Moment: Esquire Versus Dr. Eben Alexander

Aug 18

A comprehensive look at the controversy that erupted from Esquire’s hard-hitting expose’ of Dr. Eben Alexander, including an NBC news report, a summary of the Esquire article, a video of the Dalai Lama and Dr. Alexander, a list of NDE-related networks that hosted conversations, comments from these networks, and a short list of take-aways for how to view this emotionally charged situation (and others like them)…

TED: ‘Eleanor Longden: The Voices In My Head’

TED: ‘Eleanor Longden: The Voices In My Head’

Aug 15

To all appearances, Eleanor Longden was just like every other student, heading to college full of promise and without a care in the world. That was until the voices in her head started talking. Initially innocuous, these internal narrators became increasingly antagonistic and dictatorial, turning her life into a living nightmare. Diagnosed with schizophrenia, hospitalized, drugged, Longden was discarded by a system that didn’t know how to help her. Longden tells the moving tale of her years-long journey back to mental health, and makes the case that it was through learning to listen to her voices that she was able to survive…

Scans Show Early Brain Growth In Breastfed Babies

Scans Show Early Brain Growth In Breastfed Babies

Jun 07

Babies who are breastfed show signs of early brain development, particularly in regions associated with language, emotional function, and cognition…

Memory Study: Near-Death Experiences More Vivid Than Real Life

Memory Study: Near-Death Experiences More Vivid Than Real Life

Apr 06

Long after a near-death experience, people recall the incident more vividly and emotionally than real and false memories, new research suggests. Even years later, the near-death experiences seemed hyperreal. In fact, they were remembered more clearly and emotionally than all other types of memories…

Listening to Music Increases Immunity, Reduces Stress

Listening to Music Increases Immunity, Reduces Stress

Mar 28

Before surgery, listening to music is more effective at reducing anxiety than prescription drugs, report researchers. In a large-scale review of 400 research papers about the neurochemistry of music, researchers have shown that playing and listening to music has clear benefits for both mental and physical health…

Lack of Sleep ‘Switches Off’ Genes

Lack of Sleep ‘Switches Off’ Genes

Feb 25

One week of bad sleep can “switch off” hundreds of genes and raise the risk of a host of illnesses including obesity and heart disease, scientists claim…

NDE: U.S. Senator Mark Kirk Describes Encounter With Three Angels

NDE: U.S. Senator Mark Kirk Describes Encounter With Three Angels

Jan 23

Illinois Senator Mark Kirk, 52, lost consciousness when he suffered a debilitating stroke in late January 2012. He also had a near-death experience. There was no white light, and no tunnel. But there were three angels with New York accents asking him if he would like to come with them…

David Sunfellow: ‘How Near-Death Experiences Are Changing The World’ (Updated)

David Sunfellow: ‘How Near-Death Experiences Are Changing The World’ (Updated)

Jan 04

On January 27th and March 16th of 2012, David Sunfellow gave two talks in Sedona entitled “How Near-Death Experiences Are Changing The World”. The following two-hour, two-part video is a summary of the information that David shared during these presentations…

Dr. Eben Alexander: ‘The Science of Heaven’

Dr. Eben Alexander: ‘The Science of Heaven’

Nov 20

NDEr Dr. Eben Alexander writes: “I am as deep a believer in science, and the truth-respecting values that created it, as I ever was. As such, I want to affirm again — not just to my fellow scientists but to everyone — that there is a larger, more real world out there. Those who have experienced it are neither deluded nor dishonest, but they are hampered by the limits of language to convey the sheer exponential vastness of what they encountered. This world of consciousness beyond the body is the true new frontier, not just of science but of humankind itself, and it is my profound hope that what happened to me will bring the world one step closer to accepting it.”

Using Psychotropic Drugs On An Integral Spiritual Path

Using Psychotropic Drugs On An Integral Spiritual Path

Nov 18

Pulse Resource Page on using Ayahuasca and other psychotropic drugs on an integral path…

Atheists Unhinged Over Dr. Eben Alexander’s NDE (Updated)

Atheists Unhinged Over Dr. Eben Alexander’s NDE (Updated)

Nov 14

Those of you who are regular readers of this website, know that Newsweek recently ran a cover story on the near-death experience of neurosurgeon Dr. Eben Alexander. While many in the NDE movement celebrated Alexander’s story, many who hold materialistic, humanistic, and/or atheistic world views were incensed. On the incensed side of the fence, author, atheist, and neuroscientist Sam Harris posted a blistering attack of Alexander on his website. Aside from the strident accustations that Harris leveled against Dr. Alexander, what made Harris’s article particularly unseemly was that Harris launched his attack without having read Alexander’s book — and then, after being invited to debate Alexander, refused to do so. Read all about it here…

NOVA: ‘What Are Animals Thinking?’

NOVA: ‘What Are Animals Thinking?’

Nov 09

We humans have long wondered how animals see the world — and us. Does your dog really feel shame when it gives you that famous “guilty look?” What is behind the “swarm intelligence” of slime mold or a honeybee hive? How can pigeons possibly find their way home across hundreds of miles of unfamiliar terrain? In this episode of NOVA scienceNOW, David Pogue meets — and competes — with a menagerie of smart critters that challenge preconceived notions about what makes “us” different from “them,” expanding our understanding of how animals really think…

Quick List of Prominent Near-Death Experiencers (Updated)

Quick List of Prominent Near-Death Experiencers (Updated)

Nov 06

A quick list of prominent near-death experiencers, including links to their websites, Facebook & Google+ pages, Twitter feeds, and related resources…

Newsweek Cover Story: Dr. Eben Alexander’s NDE

Newsweek Cover Story: Dr. Eben Alexander’s NDE

Oct 07

The October 15th edition of Newsweek is running a cover story on Dr. Eben Alexander’s near-death experience…

Twelve “Any Time, Any Place” Survival Tips (v3.2)

Twelve “Any Time, Any Place” Survival Tips (v3.2)

Sep 06

So, you live on Planet Earth and are wondering what you can do to insure a graceful passage through whatever changes may come your way. And you want advice that you can use any time, any place, even when faced with the kind of apocalyptic changes that are presently knocking on our global door. Here are a few practical suggestions…

Ray Kurzweil On Using Dreams To Solve Problems

Ray Kurzweil On Using Dreams To Solve Problems

Sep 06

Ray Kurzweil on how he has learned to use his dreams to solve problems…

Favorite TED Videos (Updated)

Favorite TED Videos (Updated)

Aug 21

A collection of our favorite TED videos…

Quote: Raymond Moody: ‘Scoffers are on the defensive’

Quote: Raymond Moody: ‘Scoffers are on the defensive’

Aug 03

” …I think of something recent that I see as very important. I’ve sensed in the last five years or so that the scoffers are on the defensive… They’ve been rattled when I see them in the debates… there’s not this abrasive aggressiveness you used to see. It’s rather more like they feel they don’t know where they are and all their old arguments have run out…”

Is The Internet Driving Us Mad?

Is The Internet Driving Us Mad?

Jul 13

The current incarnation of the Internet — portable, social, accelerated, and all-pervasive — may be making us not just dumber or lonelier but more depressed and anxious, prone to obsessive-compulsive and attention-deficit disorders, even outright psychotic. Our digitized minds can scan like those of drug addicts, and normal people are breaking down in sad and seemingly new ways…

Why Smart People Are Stupid

Why Smart People Are Stupid

Jun 15

One provocative hypothesis is that the bias blind spot arises because of a mismatch between how we evaluate others and how we evaluate ourselves. When considering the irrational choices of a stranger, for instance, we are forced to rely on behavioral information; we see their biases from the outside, which allows us to glimpse their systematic thinking errors. However, when assessing our own bad choices, we tend to engage in elaborate introspection. We scrutinize our motivations and search for relevant reasons; we lament our mistakes to therapists and ruminate on the beliefs that led us astray. The problem with this introspective approach is that the driving forces behind biases — the root causes of our irrationality — are largely unconscious, which means they remain invisible to self-analysis and impermeable to intelligence. In fact, introspection can actually compound the error, blinding us to those primal processes responsible for many of our everyday failings. We spin eloquent stories, but these stories miss the point. The more we attempt to know ourselves, the less we actually understand…

Intelligence Study Links Low I.Q. To Prejudice, Racism, Conservatism

Intelligence Study Links Low I.Q. To Prejudice, Racism, Conservatism

Jun 14

Are racists dumb? Do conservatives tend to be less intelligent than liberals? A provocative new study from Brock University in Ontario suggests the answer to both questions may be a qualified yes…

Bioethics Forum: Near-Death & The Experience Of Dying

Bioethics Forum: Near-Death & The Experience Of Dying

May 07

Eleven videos from the 2012 Bioethics Forum – “Final Passages: Research on Near-Death & The Experience of Dying”. Includes presentations from Dr. Raymond Moody, Dr. Pim van Lommel, and Dr. Eben Alexander III, Dr. Stanislav Grof…

How Does The Internet Affect Our Brain?

How Does The Internet Affect Our Brain?

Apr 26

Is the internet bad for our brains? Is it affecting our ability to remember things, form meaningful relationships, or make decisions? How is it beneficial? Isn’t having so much information at our fingertips a good thing? Nicholas Carr, author of The Shallows: What the Internet Is Doing to Our Brains, is attempting to shed light in this very new area of research…

New Book: ‘Brain Wars’ on NDEs

New Book: ‘Brain Wars’ on NDEs

Apr 25

In Brain Wars, Dr. Beauregard delivers a paradigm-shifting examination of the role of the brain and mind. Filled with engaging, surprising, and cutting-edge scientific accounts, this eye-opening book makes the increasingly indisputable case that our immaterial minds influence what happens in our brains, our bodies, and even beyond our bodies. Examining the hard science behind “unexplained” phenomena such as the placebo effect, self-healing, brain control, meditation, hypnosis, and near-death and mystical experiences, Dr. Beauregard reveals the mind’s capabilities and explores new answers to age-old mind-body questions…

Russia Developing Mind-Bending ‘Psychotronic’ Guns

Russia Developing Mind-Bending ‘Psychotronic’ Guns

Apr 13

Mind-bending ‘psychotronic’ guns that can effectively turn people into zombies have been given the go-ahead by Russian president Vladimir Putin. The futuristic weapons — which will attack the central nervous system of their victims — are being developed by the country’s scientists.