Deconstructing yourself with Michael Taft
Host Michael Taft talks with neuroscientist and meditator Ruben Laukkonen about the phenomenology of the insight experience, how the sequence of deepening meditative practices maps onto the model of predictive processing in the human brain, the Eureka heuristic, what neuroscience can tell us about the deconstructive model of meditation, the science of cessations, and much more.
The FitMind Podcast with Liam McClintock
How does the brain work at its deepest levels? And to what extent can we radically upgrade it, creating neuroplastic changes? This episode is a full tour of the mind, including a deep dive into some rare states of consciousness and what they reveal about achieving the highest levels of human happiness.
God Forbid on ABC Radio National with James Carleton
We’re still a long way from understanding how consciousness works. Is your mind just billions of networked neurons in the brain, or does you being you require something not physical – perhaps something unobservable? And even if one day we do explain every function, process, and structure in the conscious brain, answering the question of how we are conscious, it will still leave another question to solve – why are we conscious?
The Guru Viking Podcast with Steve James
Special guests Delson Armstrong and Dr Ruben Laukkonen discuss their latest ground-breaking paper ‘Cessations of consciousness in meditation: Advancing a scientific understanding of nirodha samāpatti’, a feat of extended cessation achievable by only the most virtuoso meditators.
The Behind the Stigma Podcast with Seiara Imanova
We discuss what is predictive processing, 3 styles of meditation: focused attention, open monitoring and non-dualism, and how these map on to the brain. We also go into insight, how predictive processing works, and his future research in the field.
Night Club Podcast with Andrew Holecek
“Of the burgeoning number of great talks that I have watched/heard on awakening, dialogue between science and nonduality, etc., this is the best. Both men are brilliant and eloquent and have vast knowledge. This is the best meeting of minds in terms of the dialogue of science and nonduality I have seen, for both are exceptionally strong in both meditative experience and conceptuality.” — Jack, Professor of Psychology and Perceptual Science
Musing Mind with Oshan Jarrow
On this episode, host Oshan Jarrow is joined by Ruben Laukkonen to discuss his new model that makes sense of what meditation does to the mind, through the lens of predictive processing.