Episode #05 - "Mindset"

“We’re all hallucinating all the time, including right now. It’s just that when we agree about our hallucinations, we call that reality.”

– Anil Seth, neuroscientist

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In this weeks episode, we go deep. Deep into the depths of the brain and (possibly) the very seat of consciousness. The overarching topic of this weeks episode is ‘mindset’, but we discuss many related topics from perception to the microbiome and epigenetics.

Our longest episode yet allowed us the opportunity to discuss in detail the famous double slit experiment, perception, consciousness, epigenetics, the microbiome and even right down to the quantum level with quantum vibrations and cymatics.

Buckle your seatbelt because this one is a wild ride. Listen to the episode on ‘Mindset’ right here and we would love it if you shared this episode on your social media channel of choice. Enjoy!

Main Topic Of This Episode​​

For each episode, we will highlight the main topic discussed and share a video from YouTube we think is worth watching.

In this video, Jim Al-Khalili explains the Double Slit Experiment in a very straight-forward manner. It’s the perfect example of an experiment to help you question any personal held-firm beliefs and illustrate that your beliefs and even reality itself may not always be as it seems.

Check Out Some Further Reading​

Found something interesting discussed in this episode? Chances are, we found it interesting too and we went off and did a bunch of reading online about it.

So why not dive further into the topic! Here are some handy links we think you might like.

Orchestrated Objective Reduction is a biological philosophy of mind that postulates that consciousness originates at the quantum level inside neurons, rather than the conventional view that it is a product of connections between neurons. The mechanism is held to be a quantum process called objective reduction that is orchestrated by cellular structures called microtubules. The hypothesis was first put forward in the early 1990s by theoretical physicist Roger Penrose and anaesthesiologist and psychologist Stuart Hameroff.

The hypothesis combines approaches from molecular biology, neuroscience, pharmacology, philosophy, quantum information theory, and quantum gravity. For more information on this theory, check out Stuart Hameroff’s presentation on it.

Cymatics is a subset of modal vibrational phenomena. The term was coined by Hans Jenny, a Swiss follower of the philosophical school known as anthroposophy. Typically the surface of a plate, diaphragm, or membrane is vibrated, and regions of maximum and minimum displacement are made visible in a thin coating of particles, paste, or liquid. Different patterns emerge in the excitatory medium depending on the geometry of the plate and the driving frequency.

Check out Nigel Stanford’s amazing video on cymatics.

Watch one of our favourite TED talks where Princeton University molecular biologist Bonnie Bassler discusses how bacteria communicate, highlighting the phenomenon through the biosymbiotic relationship between the bacteria Vibrio Fischeri and the Hawaiian Bobtail Squid.

This relationship is a perfect example of how different species can support and benefit each other, such as humans and the bacteria that make up our microbiome.

Bruce Lipton is an internationally recognized authority on bridging science and spirit. His groundbreaking book ‘The Biology of Belief: Unleashing the Power of Consciousness, Matter and Miracles’ documents the amazing new awareness that is currently rewriting the science of biology and medicine – awareness that the mind’s perception of the environment, not genes, controls life at the cellular level.

Check out his appearance on the London Real YouTube channel where he goes in to great detail on the different topics covered in his books and lectures.

Carol Dweck is an American psychologist at Stanford University. She is best known for her work on the ‘fixed mindset’ and ‘growth mindset’ psychological traits. She shows how success in school, work, sports, the arts, and almost every area of human endeavor can be dramatically influenced by how we think about our talents and abilities. 

She wrote the book ‘Mindset’, which we would highly recommend checking out. She has also done her own fascinating TED talk on the subject.

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