Psychic Experience and the Brain with Vernon Neppe

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Vernon Neppe, MD, PhD, FRSSAf, is a neuropsychiatrist and head of the Pacific Neuropsychiatric Institute in Seattle. He is a former president of the South African Society for Psychical Research. He is author of Déjà Vu Revisited, Déjà Vu: A Second Look, Déjà Vu: Glossary and Library, Cry the Beloved Mind: A Voyage of Hope, Reality Begins with Consciousness: A Paradigm Shift that Works (written with physicist Edward Close), and Innovative Psychopharmacotherapy. His professional publications number over 700. Dr Neppe has amplified many of his concepts in two of the websites linked with his work. On www.Brainvoyage.com, his books are amplified. www.VernonNeppe.org is his gateway and includes more information on the Neppe-Close model of the Triadic Distinction Vortical Paradigm.

Here, Dr. Neppe describes his research linking subjective psychic experiences with anomalous functioning of the brain’s temporal lobes. He suggests that veridical psychic experiences point to the likelihood that consciousness can function outside of the brain. He mentions his philosophical position of “unified monism” as an alternative to the philosophical dualism espoused by the great neurologists, Wilder Penfield and Sir John Eccles.

New Thinking Allowed host, Jeffrey Mishlove, PhD, is author of The Roots of Consciousness, Psi Development Systems, and The PK Man. Between 1986 and 2002 he hosted and co-produced the original Thinking Allowed public television series. He is the recipient of the only doctoral diploma in “parapsychology” ever awarded by an accredited university (University of California, Berkeley, 1980). He is also past-president of the non-profit Intuition Network, an organization dedicated to creating a world in which all people are encouraged to cultivate and apply their inner, intuitive abilities.

(Recorded on April 15, 2016)
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