Consciousness Presentation - May 31, 2014
First and Second Person Subjective Qualitative Approaches to Achieving Whole Brain Synchrony for Peak Experience and Peak Performance
Whole brain synchrony is a well-known and sought after state which has the capacity to beneficially shift consciousness to states of “flow” whereby right and left cerebral hemispheres and prefrontal and brain stem regions work in harmonious union, e.g. brainwave patterns are synchronous or “in phase.”
The benefits of entering whole brain synchronous states are numerous including a sharpening of mental clarity, enhanced ability to problem solve, and resultant measurable subtle increases in creativity, intuition, and insight.
Importantly, whole brain synchronization induces a Relaxation Response that automatically reduces pain, stress, and anxiety in the body through the secretion of helpful homeostatic neurochemicals such as oxytocin, dopamine, endogenous morphine, and cyclic nitric oxide.
Dr. Wright’s presentation will explore and make a case for the scholarly community to re-consider the historical “normal” science bias against first and second person subjective methods for inquiry especially the requirement that a researcher’s own experience be bracketed out in a quest for “objectivity.”