Image credit: Ramin Nazer

Sydney Science Festival | Science at the Edge of Consciousness

Image credit: Ramin Nazer

Sydney Science Festival | Science at the Edge of Consciousness

Abstract

What lies beyond the edges of our normal everyday waking consciousness? Join Dr Vince Polito for a trip through ancient and modern techniques of consciousness alteration to discover what altered states can teach us about the inner workings of our brains and minds. We will explore how meditation can change our senses, test whether hypnotic suggestions can help break automatic habits, delve into the latest findings from the frontiers of psychedelic science, and explore how new technologies such as virtual reality and brain stimulation are being used alter consciousness in lab. This interactive presentation will include opportunities for the audience to experience and compare some consciousness altering technologies.

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Giant Dwarf Theatre, Redfern