I'm not quite sure what to make of this video - my gut tells me that this is another misrepresentation of real science. There is a lot of validity to the extended mind philosophy, but I am not convinced that it leads to believing that awareness/consciousness (of the human variety) is foundational in our universe - but Buddhism has claimed our minds are extensions of the Universe for 2500 years or more.
Our culture is on the verge of an astonishing breakthrough; that awareness is the true currency of reality and that our minds are an extension of the cosmos.Here is more information from Nelson's website:
This non-profit documentary is loosely based on a much more in-depth book, Reality and the Extended Mind. This book embarks on a journey through research from a range of scientific fields that now indicate the necessity of a radical new understanding of consciousness and reality. This landmark book will be published through the International Consciousness Research Laboratories Press (ICRL) this year (2012).
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-Adrian D. Nelson is a philosopher, journalist, author and documentary filmmaker and from Nottingham, England. His professional interests are in consciousness, its origins and its apparently extended characteristics. He is a member of the Society for Scientific Exploration (SSE), the International Consciousness Research Laboratories (ICRL) and the PEAR Tree. As an author, he explores the sociological and philosophical implications of modern scientific research within these areas.-Adrian’s book Reality and the Extended Mind will soon be released.Does all consciousness share a single origin? What is the nature of reality?In this book we embark on a journey through modern scientific research from a range of fields that calls for a radical new understanding of consciousness and reality. We will investigate the far-reaching implications of this research to our understanding of reality and to our selves as developing social beings.This is an area often misunderstood and misrepresented. This book explores the emergence of a new paradigm of consciousness in an open-minded yet rational manner, allowing the reader to grasp the concepts and implications.Our culture is on the verge of an astonishing breakthrough; that awareness is the true currency of reality and that our minds are an extension of the cosmos.
Here is the introduction to the short documentary from Top Documentary Films.
This documentary focuses on experiments exploring what is known by researchers as psi phenomena. These are anomalous extended properties of consciousness that have been measured under experimental conditions by highly qualified scientists.
Their existence signal far-reaching implications to our understanding of both consciousness and reality itself.
The Reality and the Extended Mind documentary is loosely based on a highly researched and in-depth book by the same title.
Watch the full documentary now (playlist – 34 minutes)