Exploring the brain’s ability to interpret and make sense of the world, Dr. Brian Boxer Wachler describes how your perception can be reality or fantasy and how to separate the two, which is the basis of improving your Perceptual Intelligence (PI). His new book is Perceptual Intelligence: The Brain’s Secret to Seeing Past Illusion, Misperception and Self-Deception.
Dr. Peter L. Nelson is the author of The Way of a Seer: Reflections from a non-ordinary life. A seer is someone who can straddle two worlds at once: the everyday reality of our physical senses and “non-ordinary” perception-the intuitions, messages, and visions that come to us, seemingly out of nowhere, to provide deeper understandings of ourselves and others. Dr. Nelson seeks to reveal the role of attention in paranormal perception as well as resolve the conflict between science and the non-ordinary in ways that do justice to both.
Andrew Newberg is the author of Why We Believe What We Believe: Uncovering Our Biological Need for Meaning, Spirituality, and Truth. Andrew is a member of the faculty at the University of Pennsylvania, where he is an associate professor in the Department of Radiology and Psychiatry, adjunct assistant Professor in the department of Religious Studies,and director of the Center for Spirituality and the Mind. He is also one of the founders of a new interdisciplinary field called neurotheology, and is currently teaching a course called “Science and the Sacred: An introduction to Neurotheology.”