Are you aware that the bulk of current scientific knowledge has been discovered in the past ten years? And that many of the most original results have appeared in the last year? Can you imagine where we will be ten years from now? This blog is intended to be an exploration of a paradigm shift I expect to see in the scientific understanding of the connection between mind and the material world. Posts will look at scientific discoveries, as they appear, in the fields of neuroscience, animal behavior, microbiology, molecular biology, evolution and biophysics, and explore their relevance to the emerging view of mind as an integral aspect of nature.


Is the Dodder the Most Intelligent Plant

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Previous posts have demonstrated elaborate communication and defensive abilities of plants using senses of touch, sight, sound and smell. Recent research shows plants engage in back and forth intelligent warfare with microbes using newly designed proteins for attack and defense through self-editing of DNA and RNA. Very…


Inflammation and Dementia

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Dementias are diseases that destroy the brain. Much is not understood about the causes of the various dementias, but, it is known that clogged arteries cause small and large strokes and vascular dementia. Misfolded proteins occur in many types of dementia and may be part of the cause. Genetics plays some role. Now, recent…


Electrical Fields Guiding 3D Shape of Cells and Organs

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How does the cell know what size and shape it should be? Many cells alter their shape to provide different functions, like microglia. Even more complex is the question as to how organs, limbs, and creatures know what size and shape they should be when they are growing. How do the cells know how and where to form an organ?…


Meditation and Brain Update 2014

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In the past year considerable research has been done on how meditation increases awareness while, also, increasing  physical and mental health. This post will update the latest brain findings and summarize conclusions from previous years. Many of the older findings were reinforced this year—the dramatic stimulation of…


The Five Secrets of Brain Health

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The brain is a 3-pound organ in our body, which, like any other organ, can be healthy or unhealthy. Uniquely, the brain is intertwined with our mind, emotions, behavior and the functions of all other organs. Fortunately, simple actions in daily life can have a great effect on maximizing brain health and minimizing…