Peter Baumann, musician and founder of a think tank that explores the experience of being human, on "hedonic" and "eudaemonic" pleasure, and how to harness both.
Composer Peter Baumann examines the mind's overzealous thirst for information and how anyone can calm their attention.
A composer as well as a former member of Tangerine Dream, Peter Baumann is now the founder of the Baumann Foundation, a think-tank that explores the experience of being human in the context of cognitive science, evolutionary theory and philosophy. The foundation organizes initiatives that facilitate scientific research and promote discussions between scientists, contemplatives, and the public. The Baumann Foundation's main initiative is Beinghuman.org, a social website designed to spark a global conversation about how current developments in fields like cognitive neuroscience, evolutionary psychology, genetics, and philosophy can help people make sense of their experiences.