A journey to the center of your mind
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A journey to the center of your mind

Vilayanur Ramachandran http://www.ted.com Vilayanur Ramachandran tells us what brain damage can reveal about the connection between celebral tissue and the mind, using three startling delusions as examples. TEDTalks is a daily video podcast of the best talks and performances from the TED Conference, where the world’s leading thinkers and doers are invited to give the talk of their lives in 18 minutes — including speakers...

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Arts and Cognitive Neuroscience
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Arts and Cognitive Neuroscience

Experiences in which the senses are intermingled in usual ways are a common motif in the descriptions that mystics provide of their unordinary sensory experiences. This workshop examines the phenomenon of synaesthesia from a multi-disciplinary perspective in order to advance our understanding of the relationship between synaesthesia, metaphor, creativity, and religious and artistic practices. Series: “Humanitas” [4/2008]...

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Audio-Mental System, Musical Intervals, Emotions and Meanings
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Audio-Mental System, Musical Intervals, Emotions and Meanings

The Theories Of Alain Danielou And Their Employment In Music-Therapy Philosophers and musicians since the most remote times have wondered if 1) the music can express emotions, cause in the listener feelings and well defined states of mind or if 2) it consists in a practice which seeks only the pleasure and in a simple manipulation of sounds; the secular debate among the promoters of the first position (definable as “expressionists”)...

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Multitherapy in the treatment of mental patients
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Multitherapy in the treatment of mental patients

In order to increase the possibility of obtaining positive results during the treatment of mental patients, in modern psychotherapy have been recently introduced the so-called “active” methods, which make use of the body language and of a therapeutic control based not only on words, but especially on facts. Once proved the effectiveness of these methods, to the psychopharmacological therapy have then been added other therapies like...

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Music and non ordinary states of conscience
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Music and non ordinary states of conscience

The usual change of conscience is a present experience in the 90% of human societies (Bourguignon, 1986) and can be considered part of psychological heritage and the main need of that “ceremonial animal” that is the man (Wittegenstein,1975). Conscience From the second half of the last century, in-depth anthropological and historical-religious studies, on the “ecstatic” techniques and religions, have focused on the rare relation...

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