EP100: Consciousness, The Mind and Free Will with Mark Gober

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“How is it that our brain can create this subjective thing that we call consciousness? The reason that we haven’t solved this question is that we’ve asked the wrong question.”

Mark Gober (question by Science Magazine)

Welcome the 100th episode of Mind Flipping! Take a deep dive into the mind with Rick and Mark as they explore the inner and outer world of the brain, senses and the science behind psychic ability. Are we really individuals and do we really have free will? And how do we wrap our heads around all these concepts?  

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Show Notes:

  • How Mark got interested in consciousness (9:10)
  • What is consciousness (14:19)
  • Why is it sometimes we can make seemingly psychic predictions? Like knowing who’s going to call you… (17:21)
  • The statistics of psychic functioning (19:09)
  • About Mark’s book for skeptics– The End of Upside Down Thinking (20:44)
  • The links that twins have with each other (21:11)
  • Mark’s journey from atheist to spiritual person (22:17)
  • Mark’s thoughts on free will (22:47)
  • Near Death Experiences and life reviews (27:13)
  • The importance of knowing these things exist, the struggle to define them and the impact of the life review (30:31)
  • Has Mark had any push-back discussing these topics openly or his spiritual beliefs? (33:34)
  • How is Mark’s daily life affected by his studies? (35:21)
  • Self, identity and consciousness (37:09)
  • A major award! (38:08)
  • Has Mark tried meditation, ESP or psychedelics? (39:39)
  • Has Mark ever had any psychic experiences? (43:03)
  • Synchronicity (44:01)
  • What’s next for Mark? (45:55)

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Take a deep dive into the mind with Rick and Mark Gober as they explore the inner and outer world of the brain, senses and the science behind psychic ability. Are we really individuals and do we really have free will? And how do we wrap our heads around all these concepts?

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