MB: How have science and technology better informed us in our understanding of who and what we are?
AA: I am interested in neuroscience which has made some discoveries as to how perception and thought actually take form. These discoveries have told us a lot about consciousness and the body that we did not already know, and it has also reaffirmed some things learned thousands of years ago. I find it interesting to contemplate early civilizations who lived without the kind of MRI technology we have today, sitting in meditation, observing the conditions of the body by turning their awareness inside. We posses innate sensing capabilities that could possibly be lost as technology advances. At the same time we are driven by constant desire to learn and explore, and we crave proof of everything.