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Brain and Consciousness

Course fee: $95 (This is a 7-lesson course which is approximately seven hours in length.)

Course Description

Are we primarily matter, or are we primarily consciousness? Is the body a machine that creates conscious experience, or is conscious experience the result of the interaction of a field of consciousness with brain functioning?

This course explores concepts of mind and brain in science; identifies paradigms governing research into this area; and compares the understanding of mind, consciousness and the body in modern science and Maharishi Vedic Science. Recent research during Transcendental Meditation practice is reviewed in detail.


Fred Travis, PhD  has authored 57 papers and conference presentations that investigated the relation between natural development and lifestyle choices on brain functioning. His recent work has reported brain patterns of world class performers—athletes, top-level managers, and professional musicians. He has also investigated effects of TM practice on ADHD and Post Traumatic Stress.

Robert Keith Wallace, PhD is recognized as the pioneering researcher in the neurophysiology of higher states of consciousness. His research has been published in many journals including Scientific American and The American Journal of Physiology. Dr. Wallace’s research on the physiology of meditation opened the door for the study of the relationship between mind and body and its application in the field of behavioral medicine. After receiving his PhD in physiology at UCLA, he did postdoctoral research at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Wallace is the author of two books, The Neurophysiology of Enlightenment and The Physiology of Consciousness, and has lectured extensively in over 50 countries around the world.

Lesson Titles

Lesson 1: Paradigms: Free Preview (See below)

Lesson 2: Your Brain is a Work in Progress

Lesson 3: Why We Sleep: Rest and Activity are the Steps of Progress

Lesson 4: Brain Patterns and TM Practice

Lesson 5: Science, Pseudoscience and Protoscience

Lesson 6: Meditations Are Not the Same

Lesson 7: Cosmic Consciousness is Closer Than You Think

Free Lesson One

Lesson 1: Paradigms



Are there any prerequisites to take this course?

How long are the videos available to view?
Videos are available to view for at least one year after signing up.

Where can I contact the organizer of this event with any questions?
Please email the Office of Continuing Education at Or you can call 641-919-0045 during office hours: Monday – Friday 10:00 am – noon and 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm (Central Time).

What is the refund policy?
We offer full refunds to anyone who requests them before starting Lesson Three.



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