The function of the nervous system is to process information, and the brain is constantly changing – both functionally and structurally – due to the information coursing through it.
Queering/querying the body provides a means for disrupting social norms of the body; not by expanding the repertoire of socially acceptable bodily expressions, but by working to disable the act of body norming itself.
Somatic psychotherapy—also called body psychotherapy—focuses on the complex and profoundly powerful connections between body and mind and how those connections affect how we process and recover from trauma and other emotional distress.
What should our work be, here and now, as producers of knowledge?
The scholar-practitioner approaches her object of study by privileging the synergy of knowledge and experience.
In this issue, the contributors argue for the acceptance and integration into scholarly life of what has otherwise been deemed controversial by the reigning epistemology of modern industrialized culture.
Jeffrey is the Associate Dean of the Faculty and Graduate Programs in the School of the Humanities and the J. Newton Rayzor Chair in Philosophy and Religious Thought at Rice University.
Stephen is a Distinguished University Scientist at Indiana University, where he is the founding director of the Traumatic Stress Research Consortium within the Kinsey Institute.
Joakim is a PhD candidate at the University of Bergen.
Christine is a psychotherapist and author of “Bodyfulness.”
Amit is a quantum physicist and retired professor of the University of Oregon.
Rupert is a celebrated biologist and author.
A summary of some of the critical perspectives concerning the use of psychedelic substances.