Impactful science as the guiding principle

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Science Advances  04 Jul 2018:
Vol. 4, no. 7, eaau1696
DOI: 10.1126/sciadv.aau1696

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  • To Impact 'The Other'

    The article talks about the science family of journals, especially Science Advances, which had a vision of creating ripples in the scientific community worldwide. It is indeed a pleasure to see quality, impactful and progressive articles in Science Advances. One of the goals of science is to impact society and enhance the functioning of society. In this regard, Science Advances is contributing considerably in advancing the knowledge of the community. As a student of behavioural science, I would like to see more behavioural science articles in the future.

    This is the age where behavioural sciences are of utmost significance in the world and the need for mental health treatment is on the rise. The scientific study of human and animal behaviour - psychology, is a pervasive discipline found in all areas of life. Some say that psychology will one day disappear and be replaced by neuroscience. What I personally think, based on the Indian scriptures, is that the existence of the brain-body is an illusion. What really exists is the individual's soul (jivatma) and the universal soul(Brahmatma). Thus the inception of Transpersonal Psychology in the late 20th century, as a school of psychology is the path to the future of science. The future of science will witness more research on things beyond the person, things that transcend the 'self'. This will also look at increasing multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary researches. As Nikola Tesla rightly said, "...

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