Evan Thompson is an author and philosopher in the fields of cognitive science, philosophy of mind, phenomenology, and cross-cultural philosophy. Continuing a discussion between Evan and host Vincent Horn, this episode moves into an exploration of sleep states and the themes in Evan’s book "Waking, Dreaming, Being". Describing characteristics of the hypnagogic state, common dreaming, lucid dreaming, and dreamless sleep, Evan shares some fascinating thoughts on the nature of consciousness and the emerging contemplative science of sleep.
This is part two of a two part series.
Listen to part one "BG 367: Cognitive Science and the Wandering Mind".
Evan Thompson (http://evanthompson.me)
"Waking, Dreaming, Being" (http://amzn.to/1P3PDD4)
“Waking, Dreaming, Being” Talk at CIIS (https://youtu.be/IZyJODW4lQs)
"The Embodied Mind" (http://amzn.to/1P3PMpW)
"Embodied Cognition" (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Embodied_cognition)