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Mind-Body Solution presents enlightening discourse with the world’s leading experts in science, philosophy, and beyond.

This podcast takes an in-depth philosophical probe into the nature of consciousness, reality, free will, morality, mental health, and more. It will change the way you think about the mind-body dichotomy by showing just how difficult — intellectually and practically — the mind-body problem is.

Join Dr Tevin Naidu on a quest to conquer the mind-body problem and take one step closer to the mind-body solution.

Mind-Body Solution with Dr Tevin Naidu Dr Tevin Naidu

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Mind-Body Solution presents enlightening discourse with the world’s leading experts in science, philosophy, and beyond.

This podcast takes an in-depth philosophical probe into the nature of consciousness, reality, free will, morality, mental health, and more. It will change the way you think about the mind-body dichotomy by showing just how difficult — intellectually and practically — the mind-body problem is.

Join Dr Tevin Naidu on a quest to conquer the mind-body problem and take one step closer to the mind-body solution.

    Roy Baumeister: What Is The Self? Ego Depletion, Self Control, The Science Of Free Will & Willpower

    Roy Baumeister: What Is The Self? Ego Depletion, Self Control, The Science Of Free Will & Willpower

    Professor Roy F. Baumeister is one of the world’s most prolific and influential Psychologists. He has published over 700 scientific works, including over 40 books, and is one of the most highly cited scientists alive today. In 2013, he received the highest award given by the Association for Psychological Science, the William James Fellow award, in recognition of his lifetime achievements. As of 2024, He holds affiliations with Harvard University, Constructor University Bremen, Florida State University, BetterUp, Inc., and the University of Bamberg. Additionally, Baumeister serves as the president-elect of the International Positive Psychology Association. He is a Fellow of both the Society for Personality and Social Psychology and the Association for Psychological Science. His 2011 book "Willpower: Rediscovering the Greatest Human Strength" (with John Tierney) was a New York Times bestseller. Some of his other works include: "The Self Explained: Why and How We Become Who We Are" (2022), and his upcoming book "The Science Of Free Will: Bridging Theory & Positive Psychology" (2024).

    TIMESTAMPS:
    (0:00) - Introduction
    (0:13) - The Self Explained: Why And How We Become Who We Are
    (6:45) - Addressing Free Will Skeptics
    (11:38) - The Science Of Free Will: 1) The Moral Agent; 2) The Economic Agent; 3) The Information Agent
    (17:26) - Free Will Books: Robert Sapolsky (Determined), Kevin Mitchell (Free Agents), Daniel Dennett & Gregg Caruso (Just Desserts)
    (21:49) - Morality & Determinism
    (30:05) - Ego Depletion Theory
    (42:31) - Positive Psychology & Negativity Bias
    (52:43) - Willpower
    (59:11) - Language, Meaning, & Uncertainty
    (1:08:00) - Roy's Willpower!
    (1:15:10) - Roy's Recommendations: Immanual Kant, Sigmund Freud, David Buss, Michael Tomasello, Francis Fukuyama
    (1:19:55) - Conclusion

    EPISODE LINKS:
    - Roy's Website: https://roybaumeister.com
    - Roy's Publications: https://tinyurl.com/k94wzzwd
    - Roy's Books: https://tinyurl.com/2evz225h
    - The Science of Free Will: https://tinyurl.com/t9sjykzs
    - Roy Baumeister v Robert Sapolsky Debate: https://youtu.be/xeb98U9d1hg?feature=shared
    - Noam Chomsky: https://youtu.be/ZYiv790TfzI?feature=shared
    - Kevin Mitchell: https://youtu.be/UdlkYGbuD7Q?feature=shared
    - Gregg Caruso: https://youtu.be/YztCgd-CqtA?feature=shared
    - Randolph Nesse: https://youtu.be/wOuX0JYtxhc?feature=shared

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    Disclaimer: The information provided on this channel is for educational purposes only. The content is shared in the spirit of open discourse and does not constitute, nor does it substitute, professional or medical advice. We do not accept any liability for any loss or damage incurred from you acting or not acting as a result of listening/watching any of our contents. You acknowledge that you use the information provided at your own risk. Listeners/viewers are advised to conduct their own research and consult with their own experts in the respective fields.

    • 1 hr 20 min
    Johnjoe McFadden: Is Consciousness An Electromagnetic Information Field? (Quantum Biology)

    Johnjoe McFadden: Is Consciousness An Electromagnetic Information Field? (Quantum Biology)

    Johnjoe McFadden is Professor of Molecular Genetics at the University of Surrey, United Kingdom. He obtained his BSc in Biochemistry at the University of London, and his PhD at Imperial College London. He is an accomplished scientist and author. He has written several books, including "Quantum Evolution: Life in the Multiverse" (2000), "Life on the Edge: The Coming of Age of Quantum Biology" (2014), and his latest book "Life Is Simple: How Occam's Razor Set Science Free and Shapes the Universe" (2021). His research interests include systems biology, mycobacterial genetics, pathogenicity of tuberculosis, neisserial genetics, pathogenicity of meningococcal meningitis. However, along with Prof Jim Al-Khalili, he has become best-known for his contributions to the field of Quantum Biology. Prof McFadden also endorses a theory of consciousness wherein consciousness is an electromagnetic information field (known as CEMI Field Theory).

    TIMESTAMPS:
    (0:00) - Introduction
    (0:49) - What is Consciousness? (Quantum Biology)
    (6:37) - Consciousness as a an Electromagnetic Information Field
    (15:25) - Synchronization of neuronal activity
    (Constructive interference & awareness)
    (18:25) - What is CEMI Field Theory?
    (21:26) - Not all electromagnetic field theories of consciousness are "mystical" (physicalism vs materialism)
    (27:10) - NCCs vs Electromagnetic correlates of consciousness
    (31:30) - Michael Levin's work
    (35:49) - Consciousness EM Fields & Death
    (Conservation of Information)
    (40:25) - When do metaphysical claims break away from science? (Telepathy etc.)
    (47:05) - Synchronicity (conscious) vs asynchronicity (unconscious)
    (53:50) - Conscious AI
    (59:44) - When did our brain's EM Fields evolve "consciousness" and do other animals have it too?
    (1:04:50) - What does CEMI Field Theory say about Free Will?
    (1:08:23) - At what "age" (from embryo to adulthood) do our EM Fields synchronize?
    (1:11:50) - How can CEMI Field Theory make progress?
    (1:16:20) - Final thoughts
    1:18:09 - Conclusion

    EPISODE LINKS:
    - Johnjoe's Website: https://johnjoemcfadden.co.uk
    - Work Website: https://www.surrey.ac.uk/people/johnjoe-mcfadden
    - Johnjoe's Publications: https://tinyurl.com/2s48mdnd
    - Johnjoe's Books: https://tinyurl.com/49kp3snf

    CONNECT:
    - Website: https://tevinnaidu.com
    - Podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/drtevinnaidu
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    - LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/drtevinnaidu

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    Disclaimer: The information provided on this channel is for educational purposes only. The content is shared in the spirit of open discourse and does not constitute, nor does it substitute, professional or medical advice. We do not accept any liability for any loss or damage incurred from you acting or not acting as a result of listening/watching any of our contents. You acknowledge that you use the information provided at your own risk. Listeners/viewers are advised to conduct their own research and consult with their own experts in the respective fields.

    • 1 hr 18 min
    Tevin Naidu: What Is Consciousness? (Theories Of Consciousness)

    Tevin Naidu: What Is Consciousness? (Theories Of Consciousness)

    This interview with me was hosted by Dr Tony Nader on his wonderful podcast "Consciousness Is All There Is" where we discussed the various pros and cons of different theories of consciousness. If you enjoy MBS, you will love the content on Dr Nader's channel, so please check it out, like his content, and subscribe! Let's grow the Consciousness Community! Special thanks to Dr Nader for allowing me to repost this wonderful discussion. It was recorded a year ago, and many of my views have changed (slightly) since then, however I believe it is still worth the watch/listen. Enjoy!

    TIMESTAMPS:
    (0:00) - Introduction
    (1:39) - Physicalist Theories of Consciousness (Multiple Drafts Theory, Cortical Conductor Theory, Global Workspace Theory, Integrated Information Theory etc.)
    (9:59) - Illusionism vs Emergentism
    (22:55) - States of Consciousness
    (27:52) - Limitations of Physicalism
    (34:32) - Panpsychism & Idealism
    (48:34) - AI Consciousness
    (55:21) - Limitations of Idealism & Panpsychism
    (58:39) - Practical/Ethical Implications of Theories of Consciousness
    (1:03:55) - Passionate Curiosity with Reasonable Skepticism (avoiding Dogma)
    (1:06:56) - Conclusion

    EPISODE LINKS:
    - Tony's Website: https://www.drtonynader.com
    - Tony's Podcast: https://www.youtube.com/user/DrTonyNader
    - Tony's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/drtonynader
    - Tony's Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DrTonyNader

    CONNECT:
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    - Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/drtevinnaidu
    - LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/drtevinnaidu

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    Disclaimer: The information provided on this channel is for educational purposes only. The content is shared in the spirit of open discourse and does not constitute, nor does it substitute, professional or medical advice. We do not accept any liability for any loss or damage incurred from you acting or not acting as a result of listening/watching any of our contents. You acknowledge that you use the information provided at your own risk. Listeners/viewers are advised to conduct their own research and consult with their own experts in the respective fields.

    • 1 hr 7 min
    Brian Keating: What Is Space, Time, & Matter? (The Origin & Evolution Of The Universe)

    Brian Keating: What Is Space, Time, & Matter? (The Origin & Evolution Of The Universe)

    Brian Keating is the Chancellor’s Distinguished Professor of physics at the Center for Astrophysics & Space Sciences (CASS) in the Department of Physics at the University of California, San Diego. He is a public speaker, inventor, and an expert in the study of the universe’s oldest light, the cosmic microwave background (CMB), using it to learn about the origin and evolution of the universe. Keating is a writer and the best-selling author of one of Amazon Editors’ "Best Non-fiction Books of All Time", "Losing the Nobel Prize". He is also a successful podcaster. If you enjoy Mind-Body Solution, you'll love Brian's podcast: "Into The Impossible"! Check it out, and please don't forget to subscribe to his channel! I highly recommend it.

    TIMESTAMPS:
    (0:00) - Introduction
    (0:31) - What is Space, Time, & Matter?
    (7:56) - How Brian, as an Experimental Physicist, approaches Theoretical Physics
    (13:08) - How has "Into The Impossible" changed/affected Brian's perspective
    (16:20) - How do we demystify science via podcasting?
    (19:17) - How to "push back" against incorrect/inaccurate viewpoints ("BS") with respectful, open discourse
    (23:50) - How to approach podcasting in this niche
    (28:35) - Origin of the word podcast and inspiration for "Into The Impossible" ("Open The Pod Bay Doors!" - Arthur C. Clarke)
    (34:06) - Historic moments captured by humans (Hubble Ultra Deep Field & Cosmic Microwave Background)
    (41:04) - Fundamental nature of reality
    (45:10) - Debunking Terrence Howard's JRE comments (The importance of credible scientific sources and authorities)
    (56:43) - Religion & Atheism (Sam Harris & Lawrence Krauss)
    (1:03:56) - Brian's thoughts on the success of "Into The Impossible"
    (1:06:45) - Avoiding audience capture (thoughts on trusting NASA, evidence for Alien Life & Extraterrestrial Technology)
    (1:12:30) - The Final Frontier
    (1:13:42) - Conclusion

    EPISODE LINKS:
    - Brian's Website: https://briankeating.com/
    - Brian's Channel: https://youtube.com/@DrBrianKeating
    - Brian's X: https://twitter.com/DrBrianKeating
    - Brian's Insta: https://instagram.com/drbriankeating
    - Brian's Books: https://tinyurl.com/4wht9dut
    - Brian's Publications: https://tinyurl.com/2myany8y
    - Brian's Interview with Daniel Dennett: https://youtu.be/5r8vMk0Zgds?feature=shared
    - The Jordan Peterson Show with Brian Keating: https://youtu.be/o392_NrdflY?feature=shared
    - The Origins Podcast with Lawrence Krauss: https://youtu.be/-vM2KM5joxc?feature=shared
    - Theories of Everything with Curt Jaimungal - Theolocution with Brian Keating & Lee Cronin: https://youtu.be/BI7-5YnXSqk?feature=shared
    - TOE with Curt Jaimungal & Lee Cronin (Terrence Howard on JRE): https://youtu.be/8xAYf7tYrNk?feature=shared

    CONNECT:
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    Disclaimer: The information provided on this channel is for educational purposes only. The content is shared in the spirit of open discourse and does not constitute, nor does it substitute, professional or medical advice. We do not accept any liability for any loss or damage incurred from you acting or not acting as a result of listening/watching any of our contents. You acknowledge that you use the information provided at your own risk. Listeners/viewers are advised to conduct their own research and consult with their own experts in the respective fields.

    • 1 hr 14 min
    Curt Jaimungal: What Is A Theory Of Everything? (Theories Of Everything)

    Curt Jaimungal: What Is A Theory Of Everything? (Theories Of Everything)

    Curt Jaimungal is a Torontonian filmmaker and podcast host, with a Degree in Mathematical Physics from the University of Toronto. His channel "Theories of Everything" (TOE) analyses various "Theories of Everything" by exploring theoretical physics, consciousness, Ai, and God in a technically rigorous manner. Similar to Mind-Body Solution, a separating factor of TOE from other podcasts is its focus on depth even at the risk of limiting the audience due to how much detail we delve into subjects. Paralleling the intensity found in academic discourse, Curt is increasingly embracing a spectrum of unconventional ideas to conduct research during this podcast, rather than merely conveying existing information. If you enjoy Mind-Body Solution, you'll love Theories of Everything - check out his channel, like, and subscribe!

    TIMESTAMPS:
    (0:00) - Introduction
    (0:13) - What is a "Theory of Everything" (TOE) and the Theories of Everything channel?
    (20:19) - Curt's go to "TOE" prior to starting the channel
    (28:15) - Daniel Dennett (RIP) & Illusionism
    (34:30) - Do we already have all the pieces to complete the puzzle of the Universe?
    (42:40) - Having a community interested in these topics (reality, consciousness, free will etc.)
    (47:30) - Curt on Leonardo Da Vinci
    (55:30) - Mindfest
    (1:01:00) - Cal Newport & Finding your (paying) Passion
    (1:16:38) - MBS & TOE Podcast "rules"
    (1:22:09) - Curt's favourite conversations on TOE
    (1:35:37) - What is Wisdom?
    (1:41:29) - Differences between Eastern & Western TOEs
    (1:51:28) - "Curt Rules For Life"
    (2:12:27) - Are humans capable of coming up with an ultimate TOE?
    (2:19:37) - Consciousness & Free Will
    (2:33:03) - Conclusion

    EPISODE LINKS:
    - Curt's Channel: https://www.youtube.com/@TheoriesofEverything
    - Curt's X: https://twitter.com/TOEwithCurt
    - Curt's LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/curt-jaimungal
    - Curt's Reddit: https://reddit.com/r/TheoriesOfEverything

    CONNECT:
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    - Podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/drtevinnaidu
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    - Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/drtevinnaidu
    - LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/drtevinnaidu

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    Disclaimer: The information provided on this channel is for educational purposes only. The content is shared in the spirit of open discourse and does not constitute, nor does it substitute, professional or medical advice. We do not accept any liability for any loss or damage incurred from you acting or not acting as a result of listening/watching any of our contents. You acknowledge that you use the information provided at your own risk. Listeners/viewers are advised to conduct their own research and consult with their own experts in the respective fields.

    • 2 hrs 35 min
    Stephen Law: Could God Be Evil? (The Evil God Challenge)

    Stephen Law: Could God Be Evil? (The Evil God Challenge)

    Stephen Law is a Philosopher and Author. Currently director of Philosophy and Course Director of the Certificate of Higher Education at the Department of Continuing Education at Oxford University, he was formerly Reader in Philosophy at Heythrop College, University of London. He attained his BSc in Philosophy at City University in London, a BPhil at Trinity College, Oxford, and was for three years Junior Research Fellow at The Queen’s College, Oxford, where he obtained his PhD. He researches primarily in the fields of philosophy of religion, philosophy of mind, Ludwig Wittgenstein, and essentialism. His popular books include The Philosophy Gym (2003), The Complete Philosophy Files (2000), and Believing B******t (2011). He is also editor of Think, the Royal Institute of Philosophy journal.

    TIMESTAMPS:
    (0:00) - Introduction
    (0:22) - The Mind-Body Problem & Consciousness
    (6:13) - Free Will
    (10:34) - Belief in the Supernatural
    (15:56) - Arguments for and against God's existence
    (22:57) - The Evil God Challenge explained
    (32:14) - Skeptical Theism
    (42:49) - The use of Analogies to counter Cognitive Dissonances
    (52:00) - What made Stephen question God?
    (56:10) - Stephen's book recommendations for those questioning God
    (1:01:11) - Philosophy of Science & Armchair Philosophy
    (1:07:13) - What is currently on Stephen's mind? (Wittgenstein & Illusionism)
    (1:18:04) - Conclusion

    EPISODE LINKS:
    - Stephen's Work: https://tinyurl.com/4ukc9xut
    - Stephen's Blog: https://tinyurl.com/4zvw852b
    - Stephen's Twitter: https://x.com/stephenlaw60
    - Stephen's Books: https://tinyurl.com/yc7xy7vw
    - Stephen's Publications: https://tinyurl.com/y73cf5am

    CONNECT:
    - Website: https://tevinnaidu.com/
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    - Twitter: https://twitter.com/drtevinnaidu/
    - Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/drtevinnaidu
    - Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/drtevinnaidu/
    - LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/drtevinnaidu/

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    Disclaimer: The information provided on this channel is for educational purposes only. The content is shared in the spirit of open discourse and does not constitute, nor does it substitute, professional or medical advice. We do not accept any liability for any loss or damage incurred from you acting or not acting as a result of listening/watching any of our contents. You acknowledge that you use the information provided at your own risk. Listeners/viewers are advised to conduct their own research and consult with their own experts in the respective fields.

    • 1 hr 19 min

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