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Neuroscience, Consciousness and Spirituality

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  • First book ever on the intersection of neuroscience, spirituality and consciousness studies.

  • Provides both overviews of new academic fields and theoretical advances on the integration of spirituality, neuroscience and consciousness studies.

  • Major authors in this area join together to elucidate this field from theoretical and empirical perspectives.

  • Reflects the coming of age of a new and truly interdisciplinary field of research.

Part of the book series: Studies in Neuroscience, Consciousness and Spirituality (SNCS, volume 1)

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Table of contents (17 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-viii
  2. Brain Structure and Meditation: How Spiritual Practice Shapes the Brain

    • Ulrich Ott, Britta K. Hölzel, Dieter Vaitl
    Pages 119-128
  3. Neurophysiological Correlates to Psychological Trait Variables in Experienced Meditative Practitioners

    • Thilo Hinterberger, Niko Kohls, Tsutomu Kamei, Amanda Feilding, Harald Walach
    Pages 129-155
  4. Reconsidering the Metaphysics of Science from the Inside Out

    • Jonathan W. Schooler, Tam Hunt, Joel N. Schooler
    Pages 157-194
  5. Towards a Neuroscience of Spirituality

    • Wayne B. Jonas
    Pages 253-262
  6. Sufism and Healing

    • Howard Hall
    Pages 263-278
  7. Back Matter

    Pages 289-298

About this book

Neuroscience, Consciousness and Spirituality presents a variety of perspectives by leading thinkers on contemporary research into the brain, the mind and the spirit. This volumes  aims at combining knowledge from neuroscience with approaches from the experiential perspective of the first person singular in order to arrive at an integrated understanding of consciousness.  Individual chapters discuss new areas of research, such as near death studies and neuroscience research into spiritual experiences, and report on significant new theoretical advances.

From Harald Walach’s introductory essay, “Neuroscience, Consciousness, Spirituality – Questions, Problems and Potential Solutions,” to the concluding chapter by Robert K. C. Foreman entitled “An Emerging New Model for Consciousness: The Consciousness Field Model,” this book represents a milestone in the progress towards an integrated understanding of spirituality, neuroscience and consciousness.

It is the first in a series of books that are dedicated to this topic.

Keywords

  • Consciousness studies
  • Meditation
  • Mind-Matter-Problem
  • Neuroscience and spirituality
  • Spirituality

Reviews

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“The individual contributors to this book come from a variety of disciplines and include a set of international scholars. … this book has relevance for psychologists, philosophers, neuroscientists, theologians, and religious scholars and perhaps even theoretical physicists. … All and all, this book is an interesting read … .” (S. Kenneth Thurman, Mindfulness, Vol. 4, 2013)

Editors and Affiliations

  • , Institute for Transcultural Health Scien, European Universtiy Viadrina, Frankfurt, Frankfurt, Germany

    Harald Walach

  • , Dept. of Environmental Health Sciences, University Medical Center Freiburg, Freiburg, Germany

    Stefan Schmidt

  • Samueli Institute, Alexandria, USA

    Wayne B. Jonas

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USD 109.00
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  • Instant PDF download
  • Readable on all devices
  • Own it forever
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  • Tax calculation will be finalised during checkout
Softcover Book
USD 139.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)
Hardcover Book
USD 199.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)