The Luminous Brain
By Michael Ferguson PhD: Neuroscientist, philosopher
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Let's illuminate our worlds. Hosted by neuroscientist Michael Ferguson, PhD.
||CleanSeason 2, Episode 1: A Science of Spirituality?||Can spirituality be scientific? This is the topic of my conversation with Dr. Rupert Sheldrake, PhD, a biologist and author best known for his hypothesis of morphic resonance. Dr. Sheldrake studied natural sciences at Cambridge University where he...||10/1/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSeason 1, Episode 8: Psychiatry & Soul||Gonzalo Cotovio, MD, is a Portuguese psychiatrist and a research neuroscientist. He shares with us how his curiosity about the mind and brain developed and why he pursued training as a psychiatrist. Dr. Cotovio explains cutting-edge research in...||8/4/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSeason 1, Episode 7: Self-Love Abundance, Part 2 of 2||Part II of Michael's discussion with Ross Rosenberg||6/3/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSeason 1, Episode 6: Self-Love Abundance, Part 1 of 2 with Ross Rosenberg||Part I of Michael's discussion with Ross Rosenberg||6/3/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSeason 1, Episode 5: Listening to Ayahuasca, Part 2 of 2 with Rachel Harris||Part II of Michael's conversation with Rachel Harris||6/3/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSeason 1, Episode 4: Listening to Ayahuasca, Part 1 of 2 with Rachel Harris||Part I of Michael's conversation with Rachel Harris||6/3/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSeason 1, Episode 3: Black Scholars Matter||In the third and final part of our interview series with neuroscientist Kevin Jarbo, PhD ABD, we discuss Kevin’s cultural leadership in academia. We focus especially on his work to create the Black Scholars Matter movement, which works to...||6/3/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSeason 1, Episode 2: Diffusion Tensor Imaging||Part II of Michael's conversation with Kevin Jarbo||6/3/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSeason 1, Episode 1: Free Will & Determinism||Part I of Michael's conversation with Kevin Jarbo||6/3/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
Great entry back into spirituality
I grew up in a fundamentalist orthodox faith tradition, and when I moved on from it I had a tough time processing my prior spiritual experiences through a new secular lens. This podcast hosts discussions that have allowed me to reclaim some of that spirituality with a new sense of awe and wonder at our existence without needing to be beholden to a “supreme being”.
Excellent blend of science and philosophy
This is a truly engaging podcast with an articulate scientist who is able to explain complex themes and ideas about neuroscience and philosophy, or in other words, the connections between the brain and the mind. Dr. Ferguson is an engaging host and great interviewer who offers perspectives and insights that feel fresh and exciting. I can't wait to hear more.