Meditation and the Moon | FULL SHOW | #287
Explore the inner workings of the mind and upcoming trips to outer space. We chat about meditation, blue light, and Lunar Mission One this week on Popular Science Radio.
Segment 1: Meditation Research
We all have skeletons in our mental closet. How can we conquer these demons? Neuroscientist, Dr. Marjorie Woollacott, shares her experience with meditation and its calming effects.
Segment 2: Calm, Cool, Collected
Is there any proof that meditation can heighten your brain function and improve your quality of life? “Infinite Awareness” Author, Dr. Marjorie Woollacott, tells us about her scientific studies that have given credit to the value of meditation.
Segment 3: Near Death Experience
People have been reporting near death and out of body experiences for ages, but is there any truth to it? Dr. Marjorie Woollacott offers up some intriguing stories from other scientists around the world.
Segment 4: Blue Light
If you use a computer or cellphone screen for hours a day, you’ve probably noticed the strain it creates on your eyes. Optometrist, Tommy Lim, explains the dangers of the blue light emitted by our screens and teaches us how to protect against it.
Segment 5: Earth’s Time Capsule
What if something went catastrophically wrong with the Earth and all trace of our civilization was blown away? Who after us would know about our accomplishments? Lunar Mission One Founder, David Iron, explains how his efforts will create a time capsule representing humans and all life on Earth, and send it to the Moon!
Segment 6: Lunar Fascination
The Moon has always been a huge part of human culture. It only makes sense that we should have an emotional attachment to it. David Iron fills us in on the details of Lunar Mission One, and stresses the Moons importance in solar system exploration.
CreditsHost: Alan Taylor
Producer: Jared Alexander
Dr. Marjorie Woollacott
Dr. Tommy Lim