Inner Self Located

Sufficient is now known from neurophysiology and electroencephalography to pinpoint the part of the brain that operates during sleep. It is the purpose of this article to review Hindu Philosophy (as expounded in the Upanishads) on the subject of sleep and ask the question whether the part of the brain that operates during sleep is the part of the brain where the Self resides. It will be shown that the Scriptures abound with clues as to the precise location of the Self and just a basic knowledge of neurophysiology and electroencephalography is sufficient to interpret these clues, at which stage they become veritable signposts pointing in the right direction.

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