Exploring Inner Space in Outer Space
1 hour 23 minutes 20 seconds
Cognitive Neuroscience | Cognitive Psychology | Philosophy
Shaun Gallagher, Lillian and Morrie Moss Professor of Excellence in Philosophy at the University of Memphis, discusses the results of a neurophenomenological study in which a research team used simulation to replicate experiences of astronauts during space travel. Many astronauts described deeply aesthetic, spiritual, or religious experiences of awe and wonder. Gallagher also discusses how using an approach that incorporated neuroscience, hermeneutics, phenomenology, psychology, heart rate, and phenomenological interviews allowed him to replicate the specific experiences in a significant number of subjects.
Gallagher, Shaun, "Exploring Inner Space in Outer Space" (2013). Walter Powell-Linfield College Philosophy Lecture Series. Video File. Submission 3.