Ruben Laukkonen

What I do:

  • PhD Candidate at The University of Queensland, Australia
  • Course Coordinator at The University of Queensland, Australia
  • Research Advisor, Center for Mindfulness and Human Potential, University of California, Santa Barbara, USA

Research interests:

  • Sudden insight experiences.
  • Meditation and mindfulness.
  • Deciding what’s true and what’s false.

For fun:

  • Surf
  • Climb rocks
  • Meditate

Get in touch:

Ruben.laukkonen@gmail.com

How do we know when our ideas are true?

Nobel laureate John Nash was asked why he thought aliens were recruiting him to save the world. He said, “the ideas I had about supernatural beings came to me the same way that my mathematical ideas did, so I took them seriously.”