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Centre for Consciousness Studies

Dayalbagh Educational Institute has just established Centre for Consciousness Studies with the Inaugural Workshop CONCENT 2011 held in October 2011. Since then, the Centre has been host to leading luminaries in the field from across the world such as Prof. Stuart Hameroff, University of Arizona; Prof. Jack Tuszynski, University of Alberta; Prof. Elizabeth Behrman, Wichita State University; Prof. Anirban Bandyopadhyay, NIMS Japan and Prof. Vlatko Vedral, Oxford University.

The centre involves researchers from all crosssections including Botany, Zoology, Chemistry, Physics and Computer Science, Mathematics, Psychology,Management, Languages (English / Hindi / Sanskrit),Theology, Commerce, Education, Engineering and Medical Science. A few activities in progress include fabrication of Magnetically Shielded Room (MSR) and acquisition of MEG apparatus for Consciousness Studies in the brain, theoretical studies in modelling of novel microtubule-based neural networks, lecture series,focussed workshops, centre website, journal and research in theory, practice and education of consciousness.

The research is progressing along very healthy lines and some of the suggestions made by experts have already found practical shape. This augurs well for promoting Consciousness Studies in true scientific sense as was visualized by Param Guru Maharaj Sahab, the third Revered Leader of the Radhasoami Faith, through his writing in Discourses on Radhasoami Faith. Pursuing that line, we are now homing in gradually, but surely, on making an impact on the world community internationally. Some of our preliminary efforts at building spiritual-psycho-physical quantum system model of the grand universe or cosmos, which is all inclusive, is a step in this direction. All Departments of the Institute have been taking considerable interest and have responded very positively to the floating of the interdisciplinary programmes towards Consciousness Studies. This is growing by leaps and bounds, and within a matter of a couple of months or so, it has made unbelievable progress to be noted by the international community so swiftly.

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