Dr Jacobo Grinberg-Zylberbaum

Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico and Instituto Nacional Para el Estudio de la Conciencia

 *Project: D6APA UNAM IN 500693 and IN 503693

Reality is perceived as a result of a decodification performed by the brain upon the pre-space structure and as such it involves an interpretation performed by the brain-mind apparatus.

In general terms, every interpretation involves the transformation of a process into a discrete structure. A good example of this transformation is the feeling of the ego as a concrete mental object arising when the brain finds the algorithm that describes an ongoing and everchanging process of brain activity. A similar operation explains the perception of an object (a rock, for example) arising when the brain computes a coherent pattern. This pattern is interpreted as an object and is projected to an exterior realm.

The perception of the existence of an exterior realm is also an interpretation. If this interpretation is modified, the difference between exterior and interior might be dissolved. The interpretation of reality is a collective endeavour. We have shown that brain to brain interactions exist so whatever is experienced by a human being is influenced by the activity of other beings with whom an interaction has happened.

Perception arises when an interaction between the pre-space structure and the brain occurs. The brain activates an interactional matrix called the 'neuronal field' that unifies brain activity. The neuronal field interacts with the pre-space structure and from this interaction a percept is built.

The pre-space structure is a holographic, non local lattice that has as a basic characteristic the attribute of consciousness. The neuronal field distorts this lattice and activates a partial interpretation of it that is perceived as an image. Only when the brain-mind system is free from interpretations, do the neuronal field and the pre-space structure become identical. In this situation, the perception of reality is unitary, without ego and with a lack of any duality. In this situation, pure conciousness and a feeling of an all embracing unity and luminosity is perceived.

All the systems that spiritual leaders have developed in order to transcend interpretations have had the goal of arriving at this direct perception of the pure pre-space structure.

One of the most difficult processes that has to be developed in order to be free from interpretations is the collective creation of partial realities. Only a perception that is free from the pressure of the collective interpretation of reality is able to perform this extraordinary endeavour.

The science of consciousness that I would like to develop is a science that will try to understand, study and research the above-mentioned ideas.

In this respect, my laboratory at the National University of Mexico is performing experiments about the existence of brain to brain interactions. We have found that when two subjects interact and later on are separated inside two isolated Faraday cages, and when one of the subjects is stimulated and his brain responds with a clearly evoked potential, the other brain is also activated and responds with what I have called a 'transferred potential'. The transferred potential does not diminish with the distance of separation between subjects, thus showing that the interaction between brains does not involve space but possibly occurs in the realm of the pre-space structure; in other words, it occurs in consciousness. With the help of the Vivekananda Kendra in India we are planning an experiment that will test the possible existence of the transferred potential between India and Mexico and will permit the measure of the speed of interactions between brains. If the interaction takes place in the pre-space structure, we will not be able to measure any delay between the evoked and the transferred potential, thus showing the existence of non-locality as a characteristic of consciousness. On the other hand, in a different set of experiments, we are recording the brain activity (EEG) of subjects trained to maintain different levels of consciousness with the idea of measuring which parameters of brain activity are related to different levels of consciousness. In a state of non dual unitary perception we expect to find higher levels of coherence and frequency of brain activity as compared to normal awareness. These experiments will help us to understand the relationship of consciousness and the parameters of the neuronal field.