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What Can Alzheimer’s Disease Teach us About The Brain, Mind, And Self? – Rudolph Tanzi


Published on Dec 10, 2014

Alzheimer’s disease is the most common form of dementia affecting the elderly and is characterized by global cognitive decline in learning, memory, reasoning and judgment. AD is strongly influenced by both genetic factors and lifestyle. While certain rare genemutations guarantee onset of AD before 60 years old, most cases of AD involve genetic susceptibility factors that interplay with each other as well as environmental factors and life exposures to determine life-long risk. Lifestyle factors include diet, levels of exercise, intellectual stimulation and social engagement, as well as sleep patterns.

The genetic and environmental factors contributing to risk for AD will be reviewed along with emerging therapeutic strategies for treating and preventing this devastating disease. In addition, the effects of Alzheimer’s disease on the brain, mind, and consciousness will be considered. In particular, the question of how the concept of “self “can be further refined in view of the effects of Alzheimer’s on the brain and mind will be discussed. Further elucidation of the relationship between brain function, mind, consciousness, and the cosmos will also be presented based on the concepts put forward in our recent book “Super Brain”, as well as our new book (in preparation), “Super Genes”, both co-authored with Dr. Deepak Chopra.

Exploring Non-local Consciousness


Published on Dec 10, 2014

Exploring Non-local Consciousness with Dean Radin (Senior Scientist at IONS), Neil Theise (Professor of Pathology and of Medicine), Julia Mossbridge (Cognitive Neuroscientist), John Hagelin (Quantum Physicist) and Rudolph Tanzi (Professor of Neurology, Harvard University), moderated by Cassandra Vieten (President of IONS)

This superstar interdisciplinary panel will engage some of the very latest thinking and evidence for why it is becoming increasingly impossible to reduce consciousness to brain processes alone. We will ask questions like: How is it possible that we can access information at a distance and into the future? What is the relationship between unconsciousness processing and nonlocal consciousness? If our mind is locked inside of our skull, what accounts for mind-matter interactions? And what are the boundaries of the body anyway? And how can we learn to “use our brain” instead of having “our brain use us?”

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