Brain Wars: The Scientific Battle Over the Existence of the Mind and the Proof That Will Change the Way We Live Our Lives by Mario Beauregard
In Brain Wars, acclaimed neuroscientist Mario Beauregard reveals compelling new evidence set to provoke a major shift in our understanding of the mind-body debate: research showing that the mind and consciousness are transmitted and filtered through the brain—but are not generated by it.
Following his boundary-breaking neuroscience book The Spiritual Brain: A Neuroscientist’s Case for the Existence of the Soul, coauthored with Denyse O’Leary, Brain Wars makes a powerful and provocative case against the widely held view equating human beings to complex biological computers.
Like Jeffrey M. Schwartz, Beauregard believes that consciousness is more than simply a physical process that takes place in the brain. And here, he presents the evidence to prove it. Brain Wars will revolutionize the way we think about thinking forever.
Mario Beauregard, Ph.D., is an associate research professor at the Departments of Psychology and Radiology and the Neuroscience Research Center at the University of Montreal. He is the coauthor of The Spiritual Brain and more than one hundred publications in neuroscience, psychology, and psychiatry.
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Are human beings truly nothing more than "computers made of meat," which
cease to exist when the power's turned off?
This book takes a look at some of the evidence that consciousness exists in
addition to and outside of the brain, and shows that the mind can do seemingly
impossible things. Why/how placebos work, what has been documented to
happen during OOB (Out of Body) and NDE's (Near Death Experiences). How
"remote viewing" is a thing and has been used by the US government.
And what does quantum physics have to do with it all?
While I can't begin to explain all the points this book touches upon, I came away
from it with a renewed belief that the brain and body are important tools, but are
no more "us" than our favorite jeans are "us." A mind-expanding read.