The Shame Free Zone – Listening with Your Back, Orgasms from Meditation and the Rubber Hand Effect

What is the “rubber hand effect?” Explore this and other amazing, cutting edge capabilities of the human mind-body connection including how your car becomes an extension of your own body and new scientific research helping deaf people to hear sound with their backs. What is synesthesia? Find out in this fascinating journey into the world of the mind-body interface and how that shapes your perceptions and your reality. My guest, Dr. Mark Olson, is a rare individual in that he combines his scientific background in neuropsychology and neuroanatomy with his extensive background in bodywork. Listen in as he explains the many ways our thoughts shape our experience including how meditation effects orgasm and our brains can sabotage us by selecting unsavory mates.

Mark Olson, Ph.D.,LMT has an M.A. in Educational Psychology and a Ph.D. in Neuroscience, specializing in Cognitive and Behavioral Neuropsychology and Neuroanatomy from the University of Illinois where he taught neuroanatomy for graduate and medical students and studied recognition memory for complex scenes (doctoral thesis) and aesthetic preferences for outdoor scenes using eye movement technology, 3-D attention with EEG, volitional control systems (master’s thesis), and the effects of pheromones on relaxation and aesthetic preferences for faces.

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