Your brain is constantly monitoring the states of all your internal organs–heart, lungs, liver, intestines….Your internal states participate in creating coincidences!
In this episode, we explore interoception (our own sense of the internal states and conditions inside of our body) and how this sense relates to the creation or experience of coincidences.
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Our guest Thomas Baruzzi is a Cognitive Science undergraduate at the University of Edinburgh who is about to enter his 4th year of studies. Thomas has helped to expand the University’s Cognitive Science Society, serving as event coordinator, president and podcast coordinator. He has also helped to develop the Cognitive Science degree as a whole as program representative for 3 years. He studies 4E cognition, predictive processing, A.I., Indian philosophies of the mind, serendipity, and feminism. He organized a summer school for predictive processing (LINK), orchestrated a conference on serendipity and cognitive science (LINK) and presented at Webster University Geneva’s 3rd Creativity Week 2021 with regards to the nature of discovery. Learn more at https://thomasbaruzzi.com.
Our host Dr. Bernard Beitman is the first psychiatrist since Carl Jung to attempt to systematize the study of coincidences. He is Founding Director of The Coincidence Project. His book, and his Psychology Today blog, are both titled Connecting with Coincidence. He has developed the first valid and reliable scale to measure coincidence sensitivity, and has written and edited coincidence articles for Psychiatric Annals. He is a visiting professor at the University of Virginia and former chair of the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Missouri-Columbia. He attended Yale Medical School and completed a psychiatric residency at Stanford. Dr. Beitman has received two national awards for his psychotherapy training program and is internationally known for his research into the relationship between chest pain and panic disorder. Learn more at https://coincider.com.