In Search of the Psychosoma

May 19 2017
10:20 am - 10:55 am
Ash Auditorium

In Search of the Psychosoma

There are two points of view about out-of-body experiences. On the one hand are those who have lived the phenomenon directly and affirm that the consciousness is separated from the physical body, to establish a more subtle body called psychosoma. On the other hand are those who affirm that these experiences are only hallucinations and that the whole experience happens internally. The problem is that there is no irrefutable evidence to confirm or deny the existence of a psychosoma. This research shows the evidence of sensory processing recorded electroencephalographically, which would correspond to the existence of the psychosoma.

Carlos Bernal earned a PhD in biomedical sciences, and the title of medical surgeon from the “Universidad Nacional Autónoma de Mexico (UNAM).  His research specialty is neuroscience, and he has conducted research with epilepsy and Alzheimer’s patients. Currently, he is a full-time researcher at UNAM medical school, and serves as the director of research, methodology, and operations at Neuromarketing S.A.