Speaker: Kirti Ranchod (Union Hospital Alberton Gauteng, Johannesburg, South Africa)

Abstract: Can the pineal gland be the seat of consciousness? In Hindu Yogic texts, the area of the pineal gland is important in consciousness. In Western medicine, the pineal gland is known to be important in sleep-wake cycles. The discussion will focus on the differences, possible similarities, and ideas on further exploration.

Thursday, October 13, 12:30 p.m.
Institute for Advanced Study, 1 Einstein Drive, West Building Seminar Room, 2nd floor
Host by the Program in Interdisciplinary Studies