Consciousness Determines Existence: A Neuroimmunologist Addresses the Mind–Body Problem

Outsiders in Science, fourth season of the series “Talking about Science in the Twenty-First Century”

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Wednesday | 03/02/21 | 07:00 pm

Consciousness Determines Existence: A Neuroimmunologist Addresses the Mind–Body Problem

A meeting with Prof. Asya Rolls | 

Moderated by Prof. Oren Harman

Can thought change the course of a physical illness and have a real effect on health? The mind–body question has many aspects. In modern medicine it is manifested in phenomena such as the placebo effect or physical illnesses that follow emotional crises. How, then, does one connect the spiritual and the physical, the spirit and the illness, will power and the healing process? In a conversation with the neuroimmunologist Prof. Asya Rolls we will learn how to approach philosophical questions by means of biological tools and we will ask whether someday we will be able to realize our internal potential for healing.

Participants

Prof. Asya Rolls, The Technion
Prof. Oren Harman, Bar-Ilan University; The Van Leer Jerusalem Institute

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