Vince Horn speaks with neuroscientist David Vago and philosopher Jake Davis in part two of this two-part Buddhist Geeks Podcast. Part one is here. Good stuff.
Jake Davis is a philosopher and Buddhist practitioner and David Vago is a Contemplative neuroscientist. Together they are at the forefront of the scientific investigation of Enlightenment.
In this episode David and Jake conclude a conversation with host Vincent Horn concerning the scientific investigation of states of Enlightenment. They elaborate on the methods and motivations involved when attempting to quantify Enlightenment, discuss the pitfalls of spiritual materialism, and invite criticism and discussion to help inform and guide this scientific inquiry.
This is part two of a two part series.
Listen to part one – BG 329: A Neuroscience of Enlightenment.
- “Can enlightenment be traced to specific neural correlates, cognition, or behavior? No, and (a qualified) Yes”
- The Emerging Science of Mindfulness Meditation
Jake Davis is a long-time practitioner. He spent time as a translator and monk in Burma, is currently focused on philosophical and cognitive science, and is specializing in philosophy of mind and ethics.
Website: Jake Davis – PhD