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Welcome to the Laboratory for Advances in Consciousness and Health (LACH) at the University of Arizona.
Our mission: To creatively and responsibly apply mainstream scientific methods to frontier questions in consciousness and health.
Responsibility to Truth
LACH has a straightforward position concerning controversial questions in consciousness science and their implications for understanding advances in consciousness and health:
If it is real, it will be revealed; and if it is fake, we'll find the mistake.
Please read more about our Responsibility to Truth as the Heart of Science...
Our universal or meta hypotheses include...
Consciouness exists and can be investigated scientifically.
Consciousness is in a dynamic state of change and evolution.
Please read about the philospohy of our World Hypothesis...
LACH includes eight specific consciousness research areas that are controversial in society as well as in mainstream scientific disciplines, including psychology:
Evolution of Consciousness and Understanding (Universal Hypotheses and Post-Materialism)
The Role of Consciousness in Health and Healing
Survival of Consciousness After Death
Quantum Holographic Consciousness
Group and Global Consciousness
Other Worldly / Higher Spiritual Consciousness
Universal Intelligence Hypothesis
Please read further about our Research Programs.