B Alan Wallace and his Santa Barbara Institute for Consciousness Studies is doing ground breaking research on consciousness. Dr. Wallace is on the very forefront of modern research and his theory has profound implications for science. Currently, neuroscience is probing the depths of mind and awareness and trying to solve the “Hard Problem”; how does consciousness arise out of a material universe.  This approach is based on a fundamental assumption; consciousness is an epi-phenomena arising out of matter.

Dr. Wallace asks the simple question: What if scientific understanding of the universe is backwards? What if Materialism is an epiphenomena arising out of consciousness?