Below is a link to a “low budget” video I recorded as an introduction to the Australian Institute for Consciousness Studies
If you cannot see the video because you are reading this in an email, here is the link http://clarkescott.org/aics-introduction-video
Of course the problem with an interview is you only get one chance to get it right! Needless to say, I didn’t. Indeed, there are a number of sentences which do not actually mean anything. My Bad!
I should, however, mention there is a lot of interest in the AICS project—both from in and out of the academy. Most people I talk with get quite excited by the possibility of a project that brings neuroscience, cognitive psychology, philosophy and contemplatives together in order to study the nature, origins and potentials of consciousness. These excited people are not Buddhist—nor meditators. They are scientistic types. People who see science as the last arbiter of truth. They venerate science, and yet they see the benefits that will come from such research. Of course, it is still early days and we have much more work ahead of us..more details as they come.
So, with that said, here is the video: