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:

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.”