In this 2018 interview with Mary Ann Bohrer, neuroscientist Dr. Marjorie Woollacott relates the mystical experience that has enabled her to shift her materialist mindset. When asked why many mainstream scientists are resistant to the subject of meditation, intuition, and inspiration, Woollacoot responds plainly: “it can be frightening to let go of a worldview that has been the basis of your entire career.
Implications for AI
This article shows us that the scientific community is changing. First was the institutionalization of transpersonal psychology [see Religion And Spirituality Recognized As A Dimension Of Quality Of Life]. With the work of institutions such as the Academy for the Advancement of Postmaterialist Sciences (AAPS) where Dr. Woollacoot is president, we will soon see positive changes in the scientific community.
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