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—Understanding Nonlinear Time

Although we’ve come to believe that time is a physical reality that moves at a fixed speed, when we practice dreaming, time doesn’t have a direction. It doesn’t move along a straight line, as when we dream of a long-gone relative and then about our...

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—The Nature of Reality

When I traveled to Peru for the first time, I was overwhelmed by the poverty and the beggars who would gather around me in the streets. I was so moved by the misery I saw that I would give away all the change I had on me, and at times even some of...

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—The Nature of Thoughts

Thoughts are different from ideas: An idea is when it occurs to you to go to the store or attend a yoga class, while a thought is the incessant brain chatter that’s turned on the minute you wake up. Thoughts are often long-winded: If I go to the...

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—The “New” Brain

Last week we introduced the triune brain model, devised in the 1950s by Dr. Paul Maclean to help explain the evolution of the human brain. Maclean identified three evolutionarily distinct neurocomputers: the reptilian brain, the limbic system and...

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