Center for Brain, Consciousness and Cognition

Dr. Frederick Travis, Director

Maharishi University of Management

1000 N 4TH FM 683

Fairfield, IA 52557

Skype: fredtravis


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Are we primarily matter? Or are we primarily consciousness?

Is the body a machine that creates conscious experience? Or is conscious experience the result of the interaction of a field of consciousness with brain functioning.

This course explores concepts of mind and brain in science; identifies paradigms governing research into this area; and compares the understanding of mind, consciousness and the body in modern science and Maharishi Vedic Science. Recent research during TM practice is reviewed in detail. The power points for the seven lectures are below"

1. Paradigms: How do we make meaning of experience?

2. Brain Development: How Nature and Nurture Create our Brain.

3. Sleeping and Dreaming: Why we spend 8 hours in bed.

4. The brain and TM practice: What are the markers of the 4th state of consciousness?

5. Science, Pseudoscience, and Protoscience: How science evolves.

6. Other Meditations: Categories of meditation practices.

7. Cosmic Consciousness: It's closer than you think.