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8 of The Best Podcast Episodes for Chris Niebauer. A collection of podcasts episodes with or about Chris Niebauer, often where they are interviewed.

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75: Chris Niebauer

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For the 75th episode of ‘NEOHUMAN, Agah is chatting with Chris Niebauer. Chris received his Ph.D. in Cognitive Neuropsychology from the University of Toledo where he specialized in left-right brain differences. He has conducted research on consciousness, handedness, beliefs and the sense of self and is currently an associate professor of cognitive psychology at Slippery Rock University in Pennsylvania. 

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Chris’ YouTube: 

www.youtube.com/chris5264

No Self, No Problem: How Neuropsychology is Catching Up to Buddhism: www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07PLRZVTT/ref=dbs_a_def_rwt_bibl_vppi_i0

The Neurotic’s Guide to Avoiding Enlightenment: How the Left-Brain Plays Unending Games of Self-Improvement: www.amazon.com/gp/product/1478700432/ref=dbs_a_def_rwt_bibl_vppi_i1

SRU Psychology Professor Authors Book on Enlightenment: www.sru.edu/news/080116a

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Jun 24 2020 · 1hr 51mins
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Ep. 90 - The In Zone - Beacon Series Ft. Chris Niebauer Ph.D. - Find the Good News with Brother Oran

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Ep. 90 - The In Zone - A Beacon Series Interview Ft. Chris Niebauer, Ph.D., Author of "No Self, No Problem: How Neuropsychology is Catching Up to Buddhism" from Hierophant Publishing

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I once read that the very toxic escalation of ego-driven “me” culture started its ascent with the invention of the mirror. Long before one could truly see their own reflection with clarity, the best way to gain a clear picture of the self was in a relationship with others. The mirror came along, the self became even more infatuated with the appearance of the self and thus began our evolutionary slide into the maddening nature of influencer culture and selfies.

We see images of ourselves—digitally displayed and shared—more than any other time in human history. Inflated egos rule the signals, indoctrinating us into tribes and cults of personality, and somewhere in this maelstrom we cling to identities that are little more than piles of historical rubbish, random filaments of experience and memory are drawn together to form a conscious being that I call “me." I look over there, and I see another cluster that I call “you."

What happens when we start sifting through the curated bits and pieces that make up these selves we’ve become so enamored with? Am I my brain, my body, my memories, my nerves, my breath? When I feel love in my heart, where is my heart exactly, and what do I even mean by that? When I am sad and I suffer, where is the suffering and who is it happening to? What about my love for you, or the compassion that is activated when you are in pain? Is this indicative of a connected and collective bond between you and I that dissolves the common concepts of individualism and identity that we are familiar with? I brought these questions and more to my conversation on Find the Good News when I visited with Chris Niebauer, Ph.D., author of “No Self, No Problem: How Neuropsychology is Catching Up to Buddhism.”

In the early 90s, Chris noticed many similarities in psychology, neuroscience, and the teachings of Buddhism, Taoism, and many other Eastern spiritual traditions, and he has explored these intersections for over two decades. What Chris presents is a confirmation that the latest research in neuropsychology resonates with the Buddhist doctrine of “no self,” which refers to the solidified ego identity as a fabrication of the left side of the brain. This doesn’t mean you don’t exist, or that you are somehow not real, but rather that the ego that you’ve identified with is perhaps not the real you at all. 

What’s beautiful about Chris Niebauer's book, the exercises it contains, and this conversation is that they encourage us to go on an expedition into inner and uncharted zones that challenge who we think we are. “No Self, No Problem” brings us to a shared space outside of corrosive hyper-individualism, beyond the “otherhood” of the left brain, and into the right-brain experience of brotherhood.

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Jun 17 2020 · 1hr 28mins
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Episode 36: Mind Versus Consciousness & The Split Brain with Dr. Chris Niebauer

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In this episode, I had the honor of speaking with Dr. Chris Niebauer. Dr. Niebauer the the author of No Self, No Problem: How Neuropsychology Is Catching Up to Buddhism. He earned his Ph.D. in cognitive neuropsychology at the University of Toledo, with a focus on the differences between the left and right sides of the human brain. He is currently a professor at Slippery Rock University in Pennsylvania, where he teaches courses on consciousness, mindfulness, left- and right-brain differences, and artificial intelligence.  We discussed mind versus consciousness and the link to Eastern philosophy. Please enjoy this episode with Dr. Chris Niebauer.

No Self, No Problem: How Neuropsychology Is Catching Up to Buddhism

We discussed: 

  1. What is consciousness? Is it neurological, within the brain? The morphic field? What do you think?
  2. Asking the right questions about consciousness?
    1. Daniel Dennett
  3. How is consciousness different from mind? 
    1. A selfish question: Consciousness and Taoism…what is the connection, how is one’s consciousness part of Taoism?
      1. Right brain yin, left brain yang?
  4. You studied split brains as part of your doctoral work. What can the split brains tell us about our existence?
    1. How do the two sides differ?
    2. There are two radically different types of consciousness resulting from the left versus the right brain?
    3. Is there an ethical consideration, then, with two separate consciousnesses?
  5. What about our combined left-right brain? Your book has several ways the two sides work together — language, visual, beliefs, etc. What implications do these hold for our consciousness and our egos?
  6. Where did this “mind” originate from?
    1. How does knowing this help us go beyond it?
  7.  What is the nature of the self and how does the mind create this?
    1. The self, or ego, is an illusion?
    2. Is that voice in our heads our self/ego?
  8. No Self, No Problem: How Neuropsychology Is Catching Up to Buddhism: How does the Buddha’s teachings fit so well with modern neuroscience? Observe the mind! You can change or train the inner thoughts.
  9. You refer to intuition as “another valid form of consciousness.” What do you mean by that? What is intuition?
    1. And creativity? Where do creative ideas come from?
  10. How is mind related to AI, but consciousness isn’t?
  11. Other thoughts?
  12. What’s coming in the study of consciousness that excites you?
  13. What will you be studying or writing about in the near future? Book coming next summer — consciousness and mind.

“Learn to use the mind, or the mind will use you.”

A Quick and Easy Exercise he recommends: One conscious breath. Breath in, slowly breath out. For a moment, you’re not your thoughts — here & now.

Check out Dr. Niebauer’s YouTube channel

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May 30 2020 · 1hr 5mins
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No Self, No Problem! by Chris Niebauer | Summary | Free Audiobook

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Buddhism posits that there’s no such thing as one continuous self. No Self, No Problem (2019) draws on recent psychological research to show how modern psychology actually affirms this core tenet of Buddhism as scientific truth.

Blending neuroscientific data with the foundational principles of Buddhism, Chris Niebauer presents evidence that our sense of self is, in fact, part social construct, part delusion. Offering examples of research which confirms that our concept of the self is merely a mirage generated by the language centers of our brains, Niebauer destabilizes our understanding of ourselves and asks us to question how self-improvement works if there is no such thing as one concrete, stable self.

Jan 18 2020 · 23mins
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53: Chris Niebauer

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For the 53rd episode of ‘NEOHUMAN with Agah Bahari’ podcast, Agah is chatting with Chris Niebauer.

Chris received his Ph.D. in Cognitive Neuropsychology from the University of Toledo where he specialized in left-right brain differences. He has conducted research on consciousness, handedness, beliefs and the sense of self and is currently an associate professor of cognitive psychology at Slippery Rock University in Pennsylvania.

They talk a wide range of topics, including Chris’ new book: No Self, No Problem: How Neuropsychology Is Catching Up to Buddhism.

Links:

Chris’ YouTube: www.youtube.com/chris5264

No Self, No Problem: How Neuropsychology is Catching Up to Buddhism: www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07PLRZVTT/ref=dbs_a_def_rwt_bibl_vppi_i0

The Neurotic’s Guide to Avoiding Enlightenment: How the Left-Brain Plays Unending Games of Self-Improvement: www.amazon.com/gp/product/1478700432/ref=dbs_a_def_rwt_bibl_vppi_i1

SRU Psychology Professor Authors Book on Enlightenment: www.sru.edu/news/080116a

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Dec 02 2019 · 57mins
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No Self No Problem with Dr. Chris Niebauer & Sister Jenna

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Chris Niebauer earned his Ph.D. in cognitive neuropsychology at the University of Toledo, specializing in the differences between the left and right sides of the human brain. He is currently a professor at Slippery Rock University in Pennsylvania, where he teaches courses on consciousness, mindfulness, left- and right-brain differences, and artificial intelligence.

His new book is entitled, “No Self No Problem – How Neuropsychology is Catching Up to Buddhism.”  Visit www.Chrisniebauerphd.com.

Get the new Your Inner World – Guided Meditations by Sister Jenna. Like America Meditating & on Twitter.  Visit www.americameditating.org. Download our free Pause for Peace App for Apple or Android.
Oct 03 2019 · 46mins
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EP120 — Professor, Author and Researcher, Chris Niebauer: Enlightenment Through Left-Right Brain Connection

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Ever notice that when you try to reduce stress and anxiety in your life, it seems to creep up even more? No, you’re not going crazy and it’s not all in your mind. It’s ACTUALLY happening. Chris Niebauer, professor, author, and researcher of left-right brain processing, is sharing the reality behind why it seems like your efforts are having the opposite effect of what you truly desire.

Chris received his Ph.D. in Cognitive Neuropsychology from the University of Toledo where he specialized in left-right brain differences. He has conducted research on consciousness, handedness, beliefs and the sense of self, and is currently an associate professor of cognitive psychology at Slippery Rock University in Pennsylvania. Both Chris’s books, The Neurotic's Guide to Avoiding Enlightenment: How the Left-Brain Plays Unending Games of Self-Improvement, and his most recent, Catching up with the Buddha, reveal how the differences in the left-right brain can help us find our true sense of self as opposed to our ego-based identity.

If you’re ready to give up on self-improvement — listen first! Happiness IS possible and within your reach.

Key takeaways:

The Interpreter. You’re walking along and taking in your surroundings — the young man who must be a student (because he’s wearing a backpack) or the jogger who must be healthy (because she’s running at a quick speed) — the REAL reason behind why we categorize what we see and what it ACTUALLY means…[4:18].

The Ego. The left-brain’s connected to language and categorization whereas the right-brain connects with emotion and space. We need them both to function but which side takes over more? The answer will surprise you! The ONE thing that’s getting in your way of self-improvement…[13:03].

The Ruler. We’re living in a world of left-brain dominance where we’re giving language/words the utmost importance as well as identity. Society’s obsession with race, gender, and sexual orientation is causing uproar everywhere. The TWO major ways this left-brain authority is controlling our culture…[18:29].

The Buddha. Your left-brain wants you to win, to be right, to conquer. The right-brain wants you to embrace your emotions, connect with nature around you, and find peace of mind. Which do you think’s ACTUALLY better for you? Unlock your right-brain processing by trying THIS…[23:25].

Tune in and turn the volume up for a dose of inspiration and life lessons. You're never more than One Idea Away from a whole, new reality.

Jan 02 2018 · 39mins
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181: Chris Niebauer

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Please Support The Show With a Donation   This week we talk to Chris Niebauer Chris Niebauer received his Ph.D. in Cognitive Neuropsychology from the University of Toledo where he specialized in left-right brain differences. He has conducted research on consciousness, handedness, beliefs and the sense of self and is currently an associate professor of cognitive psychology at Slippery Rock University in Pennsylvania. When he is not teaching, Chris likes to play guitar, spend time with his family, and work on new books. His new book is called The Neurotic's Guide to Avoiding Enlightenment: How the Left Brain Plays Unending Games of Self-improvement In This Interview, Chris Niebauer and I Discuss... His book, The Neurotic's Guide to Avoiding Enlightenment: How the Left Brain Plays Unending Games of Self-improvement That your thoughts and behaviors should match and when they don't you look to make it happen - Cognitive Dissonance Confirmation Bias The power of gratitude The mechanics of thoughts themselves The law of opposition Why if you accept a bad mood, it begins to dissipate That the universe is always becoming something that it isn't The good and bad news about the ego The impermanence of "things" The eternal nature of "verbs" The often incorrect storytelling, or pattern finding nature of the left brain The left brain interpreter The ego as a story that we tell ourselves The challenge of finding consciousness in the brain "Doing" rather than "having" consciousness The analogy of jogging to consciousness or ego: if you stop jogging and pat yourself down trying to find the "jogging" in you. It's a verb, not a noun The connection between pattern finding and depression vs anxiety A state of enlightenment and the left, pattern-finding brain How we want the universe to be a mystery         Please Support The Show with a Donation
Jun 07 2017 · 37mins