MoLtv: Science of Spirituality (audio)
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David Bryce Yaden hosts conversations at the interface of science and spirituality—scientific breakthroughs, new perspectives, and the future of spirituality.
||CleanDavid Bryce Yaden & Emily Esfahani Smith||Emily’s forthcoming book, The Power of Meaning ... Can an atheist be spiritual? ... What makes for a meaningful life? ... The dark side of finding meaning ... Are we in the midst of a “meaning crisis?” ...||12/13/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDavid Bryce Yaden & Scott Barry Kaufman||From positive to humanistic psychology ... Must one risk madness to achieve genius? ... How creativity and spirituality overlap ... The light and dark triad of personality traits ... Mindfulness as the link between creativity and spirituality ...||11/12/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDavid Bryce Yaden & Annahita Nezami||The transcendent experience of seeing Earth from space ... Spiritual effects of space flight ... Using virtual reality in psychological treatment ...||8/2/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDavid Bryce Yaden & Roland Griffiths||The road to scientific study of psilocybin ... The dark side of psilocybin use ... Spiritual experience is difficult to define—or miss ... Flavors of unity and sacredness ... Using psilocybin to give up smoking ...||5/6/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDavid Bryce Yaden & Alex Belser||Treating cancer-related anxiety with psilocybin ... How do you study a mystical experience? ... A bad trip as a path to catharsis and resolution ... Drug-induced vs. natural mystical experiences ... Will magic mushrooms become a prescription drug? ... Spirituality is collective work, says Alex, not a solo journey ...||4/12/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDavid Bryce Yaden & Roy Hamilton||Roy explains non-invasive brain stimulation ... Assessing the safety of this technology ... Can brain stimulation make you smarter? ... Does increasing memory decrease creativity? ... The possibility of unlocking savant-like abilities ... An ethical question about cognitive enhancement ...||12/4/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDavid Bryce Yaden & David Vago||Science and mindfulness meditation ... Dave: "Self" and "other" are societal constructs ... Teaching cognitive neuroscience to Tibetan monks ... Understanding the self as "500 milliseconds of selfing" ... Are mindfulness and creativity in conflict? ... New technology to facilitate meditation ...||11/15/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDavid Bryce Yaden & Julien Musolino||Yes, you can be a "spiritual atheist" ... Intuitive beliefs about the body and the soul ... Julien: The soul (most likely) doesn't exist ... How believing in the soul makes you more punitive ... Crime, moral responsibility, and a suffering boulder ... Julien: We don't need God to provide us with meaning ...||10/30/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDavid Bryce Yaden & Crystal Park||Distinguishing between spirituality and religion ... The bonus benefits of searching for the sacred ... Measuring one’s religiosity and spirituality ... States of mind fostered by spiritual practices ... Meaning as a predictor of well-being ... The Protestant ethic and the science of spirituality ...||10/11/2015||Free||View in iTunes|