011 Do You Have a Soul?

What is mind-body dualism? Explore the science of the mind and discover what science can tell us about the existence (or non-existence) of the soul. We’ll explore Descartes’ proposition of mind-body dualism and the holes in his reasoning. We’ll ask what the soul is and what it does, and we’ll explore the neuroscience – searching for evidence of a soul.

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References:

1. Secrets of the Mind (Nova) – V.S. Ramachandran: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w6AfzCNDmbY

2. The Story of HM: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KkaXNvzE4pk
Crash Course Philosophy: Where does the Mind Reside: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3SJROTXnmus

3. Types of Aphasia: https://www.aphasia.org/aphasia-definitions/

4. Cartesian Dualism – Philosophy Tube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jteIKYWAS4A

5. Holy Koolaid Near-Death Experiences: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yz0C0JpVqnM

6. Largest Prayer Study Ever conducted: https://www.nytimes.com/2006/03/31/health/31pray.html

7. Phineas Gage Wiki Article: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phineas_Gage

8. Ketamine-induced OBEs: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21324714

9. Dr. Michael Persinger’s God Helmet: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nCVzz96zKA0

10. Centrifuge-induced OBEs: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_lLe-J6ibqI

11. Dr. Olaf Blanke: OBEs induced through electrical stimulation of the temporal lobe: https://www.nytimes.com/2006/10/03/health/psychology/03shad.html

12. The Story of Clive Wearing’s Extreme Memory Loss: https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2007/09/24/the-abyss

13. Descartes’ Error by Antonio Damasio: https://play.google.com/store/books/details?pcampaignid=books_read_action&id=SLdYHlhqgKMC

14. Phantoms in the Brain by V. S. Ramachandran: https://www.amazon.com/Phantoms-Brain-Probing-Mysteries-Human/dp/0688172172/ref=sr_1_1/141-1981717-6308614?ie=UTF8&qid=1525549466&sr=8-1&keywords=phantoms+in+the+brain

15. The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat by Oliver Sacks: https://play.google.com/store/books/details?pcampaignid=books_read_action&id=qQa4NcMGaHIC

16. Dr. MacDougall’s 21 Grams Experiment: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/21_grams_experiment

17. The Cottingley Fairies Hoax: http://hoaxes.org/photo_database/image/the_cottingley_fairies/

18. Captain Disillusion Debunks the Disneyland Ghost: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XE1OmvERQek

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