Publications

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BOOKS

Infinite Perception: The Power of Psychedelics for Global Transformation (forthcoming 2019)
Edited by Natalie L Trent, Ocean Malandra, Jason Sherfey, and John H. Spencer.
Featuring numerous pioneering contributors, from leading scientific researchers to indigenous Amazonian shamans, this unique and timely anthology can help you better understand the importance of psychedelics for healing, transformation, and the evolution of consciousness.

Expanding Science: Visions of a Post-Materialist Paradigm (forthcoming 2018)
Edited by Mario Beauregard, Gary E Schwartz, and Natalie L Trent
Mainstream science generally adheres to the metaphysical assumption of “materialism”, the claim that matter is the only reality and that anything nonphysical is not real. However, that assumption is false. Indeed, the shift from materialist science to post-materialist science may be of vital importance to the evolution of the human civilization. It may be even more pivotal than the transition from geocentrism to heliocentrism. This anthology will feature pioneers who are leading the way toward a new post-materialist paradigm. Read more about the Manifesto for a Post-Materialist Science.

The Beacon of Mind: Reason and Intuition in the Ancient and Modern World (2015)
Chapter 1: Reason and Intuition in Post-Materialist Science
Edited by Andrea Blackie & John H Spencer, PhD 
http://parammedia.com/books/the-beacon-of-mind/
Available on Amazon here – http://alturl.com/6zwv6
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SCIENTIFIC ARTICLES

Beauregard M, Trent, NL, Schwartz GE. (2018). Toward a Postmaterialist Psychology: Theory, Research, and ApplicationsNew Ideas in Psychology, 50, 21-33.

Sarkissian M, Trent NL, Huchting, K, Khalsa SBS. (2018). The Effects of a Kundalini Yoga Program on Elementary and Middle School Student Stress, Affect and Resilience. Journal of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics, 39(3), 210-216.

Trent NL, Miraglia M, Dusek JA, Pasalis E, Khalsa SBS. (2018). Improvements in Psychological Health Following a Residential Yoga-based Program for Frontline Professionals. Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, 60(4), 357-367.

Martin TJ, Mist S, Lektsok T, Trent NL. (2017). Tibetan Herbal Tea Agar-35 Reduces Negative Affect and Anxiety: A Placebo-Controlled Pilot StudyExplore: The Journal of Science and Healing, 13(6), 367-370.

Baldwin AL & Trent NL. (2017). An Integrative Review of Scientific Evidence for Reconnective Healing. The Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine23(8), 590-598.

Khoury B, Knäuper B, Pagnini F, Trent NL, Chiesa A, Carrière K. (2017). Embodied Mindfulness. Mindfulness, 1-12.

Beauregard M, Trent NL, Schwartz GE. (2016). Pseudoscience versus Science. Physics Today, 69,10.

Trent NL, Park C, Bercovitz K, Chapman IM. (2015) Trait Socio-cognitive Mindfulness is Related to Affective and Cognitive Empathy in an Online Sample. Journal of Adult Development, 1-6.

Trent NL, Beauregard M. (2013) Near-death Experiences in Cardiac Arrest: Implications for the Concept of Non-local Mind. Revista de Psiquiatria Clinica, 40: 197-202.

Background:
Near-death experiences (NDE) are vivid, realistic, and often deeply life-changing experiences occurring to people who have been physiologically or psychologically close to death. NDE sometimes occur during cardiac arrest, in the absence of recordable brain activity. Objective: To review prospective studies of cardiac arrest-induced NDE and examine the implications of these studies for the concept of non-local mind. Method: PubMed was the main database used for this review. Key search terms included “cardiac arrest”, “near-death experiences”, “physiology of near-death experience”, and “veridical out-of-body- -experiences”. Results: Several prospective studies show an average incidence of cardiac arrest-induced NDE of 10%-20%, irrespective of sociodemographic status, sex, religion, or any consistent medical, physiological, or pharmacological measures. NDErs are more likely than non-NDErs to have positive life changes lasting many years following the experience. Discussion: Physicalist theories of the mind cannot explain how NDErs can experience – while their hearts are stopped and brain activity is seemingly absent – vivid and complex thoughts, and acquire veridical information about objects or events remote from their bodies. NDE in cardiac arrest suggest that mind is non-local, i.e. it is not generated by the brain, and it is not confined to the brain and the body

Trent NL, Menard JL. Lateral septal infusions of the neuropeptide Y Y2 receptor agonist, NPY13–36 differentially affect different defensive behaviors in male, Long Evans rats. Physiology & Behavior 2013; 110-111: 20-29.

Trent NL, Menard JL. Infusions of NPY into the lateral septum reduce anxiety-related behaviours in the rat. Pharmacology, Biochemistry, and Behaviour 2011;99:580–90.

Trent NL, Menard JL. The ventral hippocampus and the lateral septum work in tandem to regulate rats’ open-arm exploration in the elevated plus-maze. Physiology & Behaviour 2010;101: 141-52.