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MARCH 31, 2013 • ISSUE 206

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Fred Travis, Ph.D., Chair of the Department of Maharishi Vedic Science


Robert Keith Wallace, Ph.D., Dean of the Maharishi College of Perfect Health


The Brain and Consciousness course is now available online


Dr. Travis and Dr. Wallace responding to questions from the audience

New Online Course on Brain and Consciousness

Two of MUM’s top faculty have joined forces to present their lifetimes of research in the fields of brain, consciousness, and meditation. The new 7-lesson online course, Brain and Consciousness, is taught by Dr. Fred Travis and Dr. Keith Wallace and is now available through MUM Online.

The course explores concepts of mind and brain science and compares the understanding of mind, consciousness, and the body in modern science and Maharishi Vedic ScienceSM. In addition, recent research during Transcendental Meditation® practice is reviewed in detail.

“Maharishi introduced an entirely new understanding of brain and consciousness,” said Dr. Wallace. “He explained that enlightenment is a real and measurable phenomenon which develops in a progressive manner on the basis of neurophysiological refinement. It is the highest state of human development which can be achieved by anyone.”

Participants will learn how the brain creates consciousness, how individuals make meaning from experience, the role of nature and nurture in brain development, the role of sleep, the neurophysiological markers of transcendental consciousness, the categories of meditation practice, and how each type affects the brain differently.

“I enjoyed going deeply into the brain and consciousness with Dr. Wallace,” said Dr. Travis. “It was like two explorers who have been working in parallel coming together and comparing different insights into the same eternal questions.”

Dr. Travis has been conducting research on brain functioning since 1990 and has authored 57 papers and conference presentations. He is the only scientist empirically studying higher states of consciousness and has worked with some of the leading meditation researchers. He most recently presented his research at a conference organized by the New York Academy of Sciences, the third oldest scientific society in the U.S.

Dr. Wallace is recognized as the pioneering researcher in the neurophysiology of higher states of consciousness. His 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. He is the author of two books and has lectured extensively in 50 countries.

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