consciousness

The role of mind in neuroscience

After failing to find anatomical or functional correlates of a variety of psychiatric conditions, Dr. Sarah Durston (neuroscientist and Professor of Developmental Disorders of the Brain at the Department of Psychiatry at the University Medical Center Utrecht, the Netherlands) has…
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Can brain anatomy and function account for psychiatric conditions?

Prof. dr. Sarah Durston is a Dutch psychiatrist specialized in developmental disorders. In this in-depth interview, she discusses the limits of materialism in accounting for psychiatric conditions based solely on measurable brain anatomy and function.

Depression is more than low mood – it’s a change of consciousness

As published on the Psyche website, this article has been co-authored by by Cecily Whiteley and Prof. Jonathan Birch. It begins: “You’ve lost a habitable Earth. You’ve lost the invitation to live that the Universe extends to us at every moment….
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Mind and Cosmos: Why the Materialist Neo-Darwinian Conception of Nature is Almost Certainly False

The topic of human consciousness is fundamental to discussions about mental health, mental healthcare and the best ways of helping those in psychological and emotional distress. This book by Thomas Nagel looks at the question of consciousness in a way that…
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The consciousness puzzle: Is panpsychism the solution?

Mental ill-health – better described as psychological and emotional distress – fundamentally involves consciousness, a subjective awareness and experience. So if we misunderstand the nature of consciousness, then likely we will not be best placed to help those in distress….
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How to Change Your Mind: The New Science of Psychedelics

Written by Michael Pollan (May 2018), the full sub-title of this book is “What the New Science of Psychedelics Teaches Us About Consciousness, Dying, Addiction, Depression and Transcendence. The publishers say: “When LSD was first discovered in the 1940s, it…
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