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What the New Science of Touch Says About Ourselves

"The foundation of human relationships is all touch... There are four years of touch exchanged between mother and baby... Our bodies are membranes in the world, with sensation and meaning passing seamlessly through them. Our experience of our bodies—the things they feel, the moves they make, and the textures and the people they touch—is our primary experience of our minds."[Read Article]
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Embodied Cognition: Why Our Brains Are Not Computers

“"Intellectual history shows that since it’s hard to understand the brain, we’re tempted to say it’s whatever the hottest new thing in technology is... Yet a brain, the miraculous mushy gray matter that it is, is not a switchboard or hydraulic pump or mill or slate or computer. A brain is a brain — inside of a body. And it’s within that body, and with that body, that a brain (and its human) navigate the world." [Read Article]

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Near Death Experiences, Explained

"The scientific NDE studies performed over the past decades indicate that heightened mental functions can be experienced independently of the body at a time when brain activity is greatly impaired or seemingly absent (such as during cardiac arrest). ... These findings strongly challenge the mainstream neuroscientific view that mind and consciousness result solely from brain activity... Needless to say, this view is utterly incompatible with the belief of many materialists that the material world is the only reality." [Read Article]
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A Neuroscientist Argues That Addiction is Not a Disease

"The disease theory, and the science sometimes used to support it, fail to take into account the plasticity of the human brain... Through a combination of a difficult emotional history, bad luck and the ordinary operations of the brain itself, an addict is someone whose brain has been transformed, but also someone who can be pushed further along the road toward healthy development." [Read Article]