Neurophysics - a unified approach to brain and mind (SKU: AH-P-331)
Futurehealth Plenary Talk by Tom Collura
Neurophysics is a label applied to an interdisciplinary pursuit of an integrated understanding of the brain and mind. It incorporates a great deal of ?old? science, but it is a new science for the future. This talk will describe the emerging concepts and paradigms, and provide a perspective for viewing the developments which may be expected during the next century. Key aspects include information theory (?high-information? physics), self-organizing systems, multidimensional field potentials, and the breakdown of classical causality.
Shaman's Mind, Shaman's Work, Shaman's Dialogue (SKU: AG-W2-023)
Futurehealth Workshop Lewis Mehl-Medrona
In this workshop, we will explore the shamans (indigenous or aboriginal healers) take on mind, consciousness, health, and illness. We will compare this aboriginal way of gaining knowledge with European-derived cultures? insistence upon external expertise that is codified in categories and algorithms of practice. Many Western mindsets would view this story about mind as preposterous, invalid, or even psychotic, yet shamans quietly go about their work in communities where there reputation and livelihood is based upon sufficient success as to be noticed. We will close by discussing what we can learn from shamanic practice to enrich our own practices.
Brain, Mind, and Neurofeedback ? The Next 100 Years (SKU: AH-P-330)
This panel will be based on a brief historical and technical overview of the last 100 years of science, with a view toward anticipating and discussing developments over the next century. In particular, work in physics (field theory, quantum mechanics, nonlinear dynamics) can help to provide some sense of the types of developments that may be seen, and how the brain, mind, and neurofeedback technology may fit into the new order that is sure to emerge.