To investigate the role of human consciousness and its potential applications
for personal, societal, and global health.
Welcome to the Laboratory for Advances in Consciousness and Health (LACH) at the University of Arizona. Our mission – to creatively and responsibly apply mainstream scientific methods to frontier questions in consciousness and health.
LACH has a straightforward position concerning various controversial questions in consciousness science and their implications for understanding advances in consciousness and health:
If it is real, it will be revealed; and if it's fake, we'll find the mistake.
The term evolution is defined broadly and generally here to refer to "developing and unfolding changes over time."
LACH includes eight specific consciousness research areas that are controversial in society as well as in mainstream scientific disciplines, including psychology:
The areas marked with *** are currently featured in the laboratory.