Walter Powell-Linfield College Philosophy Lecture Series

Title

Exploring Inner Space in Outer Space

Streaming Media

Document Type

Video File

Duration

1 hour 23 minutes 20 seconds

Publication Date

11-7-2013

Disciplines

Cognitive Neuroscience | Cognitive Psychology | Philosophy

Abstract

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.

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Sponsored by the Walter Powell Endowed Lecture Fund.

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