In this short 23 minute documentary Dr Susan Adele Greenfield explores the “essence of being” from the perspective of science by asking questions such as:
How do neurons create a brain?
What is consciousness?
What is mind?.
Mystical Brain (20min)
Mystical brain is one of the most scientific documentaries exploring meditation and the mystic experiences of meditation experts: Carmelite nuns and Buddhist monks. You’ll meet several of today’s top meditation researchers and teachers including the Dalai Lama, Matthiew Richard (Buddhist monk) and researcher Dr Richard Davidson and team. Mystical Brain is a fascinating and award-winning documentary that sits right at the interface of science and spirituality.
Becoming Conscious: The Science of Mindfulness (1hr, 15min)
Many of us go through daily life on autopilot, without being fully aware of our conscious experience. Neuroscientists Richard Davidson and Amishi Jha join clinical mindfulness expert Jon Kabat-Zinn to explore the role of consciousness in mental and physical health, how we can train the mind to become more flexible and adaptable, and what cutting-edge neuroscience is revealing about the transformation of consciousness through mindfulness and contemplative practice.
How Does Meditation Change the Brain? (3min)
Scientific American editor Ferris Jabr examines the changes in brain structure behind some of the benefits of meditation.
Mindfulness Starts with the Body: A View from the Brain? (15min)
In this TEDx talk, neuroscientist Dr Catherine Kerr explains how awareness of body sensations changes the brain.
How Meditation Can Reshape Our Brains (9min)
In this TEDx talk, neuroscientist Dr Sarah Lazar explains how meditation “literally changes your brain”.