These profound questions have provoked considerable debate
throughout history and have over several centuries led cultures to
develop beliefs about human nature, immortality and the afterlife.
Scientists working under the presumption that matter is all that
exists have concluded that consciousness can be seen as simply a
collection of nerve cells in the brain. That is, there is no
separation between consciousness or the mind?who we are?and the
function of brain.
Dr. Beauregard disagrees. He asserts that multiple lines of hard
evidence reveal that consciousness is transmitted and filtered
through the brain but is not generated by the brain. This
controversial theory turns accepted science on its head by showing
how mental events exist outside of the brain and, further, how
these events can significantly influence the functioning of our
brains and our bodies. In other words, humans are more than complex
biological machines. The fact that our minds function apart from
our brains invites a whole new understanding of the universe.
Filled with the latest scientific research and remarkable
stories of the mind?s incredible abilities, Brain Wars is
a page-turning, paradigm-shifting work. The evidence can no longer
be ignored, and Dr. Beauregard introduces a major shift in our
understanding of the age-old mind/body debate. Our consciousness
transcends the material world, and this new understanding has
profound social, moral and spiritual implications for the