Neuroscience Selflessness and Spiritual Experience

Neuroscience, Selflessness, and Spiritual Transcendence conveys the manner by which selflessness serves as a neuropsychological and religious foundation for spiritually transcendent experiences. The book combines neurological case studies and neuroscience research with religious accounts of transcendence experiences from the perspective of both the neurosciences and the history of religions. Chapters cover the subjective experience of transcendence, an historical summary of different philosophical and religious perspectives, a review of the neuroscience research that describes the manner by which the brain processes and creates a self, and more. The book presents a model that bridges the divide between neuroscience and religion, presenting a resource that will be critical reading for advanced students and researchers in both fields. Creates a common focus on selflessness as a reliable construct for use by all disciplines interested in the basis of spiritual experience Links neuroanatomical data with religious texts from multiple faith traditions to describe the necessity of selflessness for spiritual experience and transformation Highlights disorders in neurological functioning that result in disorders of the self

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  • Author : Brick Johnstone
  • Publisher : Academic Press
  • Pages : 192 pages
  • ISBN : 0081022190
  • Rating : 4/5 from 21 reviews
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Neuroscience, Selflessness, and Spiritual Experience

Neuroscience, Selflessness, and Spiritual Experience
  • Author : Brick Johnstone,Daniel Cohen
  • Publisher : Academic Press
  • Release : 15 June 2019
GET THIS BOOKNeuroscience, Selflessness, and Spiritual Experience

Neuroscience, Selflessness, and Spiritual Transcendence conveys the manner by which selflessness serves as a neuropsychological and religious foundation for spiritually transcendent experiences. The book combines neurological case studies and neuroscience research with religious accounts of transcendence experiences from the perspective of both the neurosciences and the history of religions. Chapters cover the subjective experience of transcendence, an historical summary of different philosophical and religious perspectives, a review of the neuroscience research that describes the manner by which the brain processes

The Neuroscience of Religious Experience

The Neuroscience of Religious Experience
  • Author : Patrick McNamara
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release : 06 November 2009
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Technical advances in the life and medical sciences have revolutionised our understanding of the brain, while the emerging disciplines of social, cognitive, and affective neuroscience continue to reveal the connections of the higher cognitive functions and emotional states associated with religious experience to underlying brain states. At the same time, a host of developing theories in psychology and anthropology posit evolutionary explanations for the ubiquity and persistence of religious beliefs and the reports of religious experiences across human cultures, while

The Cognitive Neuroscience of Religious Experience

The Cognitive Neuroscience of Religious Experience
  • Author : Patrick McNamara
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release : 09 June 2022
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The Cognitive Neuroscience of Religious Experience, now updated and expanded in a new edition, updates key topics covered in the first edition including: decentering and self-transformation, supernatural agent cognitions, mystical states, religious language, ritualization, and religious group agency. It expands upon the first edition to include major findings on brain and religious experience over the past decade, focusing on methodology, future thinking, and psychedelics. It provides an up-to-date review of brain-based accounts of religious experiences, and systematically examines the rationale

Exploring Sexuality and Spirituality

Exploring Sexuality and Spirituality
  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher : BRILL
  • Release : 20 October 2020
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Exploring Spirituality and Sexuality: An Introduction to an Interdisciplinary Field is a collection of scholarly essays which focuses on the multiple interrelations of spirituality and sexuality, including such facets as intimate relationships, inner cultivation, gender empowerment, gender empowerment, sex education, eroticism, and ecstasy embodiments.

Neuroscience, Consciousness and Spirituality

Neuroscience, Consciousness and Spirituality
  • Author : Harald Walach,Stefan Schmidt,Wayne B. Jonas
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release : 31 August 2011
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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’

The Cambridge Handbook of Consciousness

The Cambridge Handbook of Consciousness
  • Author : Philip David Zelazo,Morris Moscovitch,Evan Thompson
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release : 14 May 2007
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The Cambridge Handbook of Consciousness is the first of its kind in the field, and its appearance marks a unique time in the history of intellectual inquiry on the topic. After decades during which consciousness was considered beyond the scope of legitimate scientific investigation, consciousness re-emerged as a popular focus of research towards the end of the last century, and it has remained so for nearly 20 years. There are now so many different lines of investigation on consciousness that the

Spirituality and Mental Health Across Cultures

Spirituality and Mental Health Across Cultures
  • Author : Alexander Moreira-Almeida,Bruno Paz Mosqueiro,Dinesh Bhugra
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release : 02 August 2021
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Religiosity and spirituality (R/S) represent a very important factor of daily life for many individuals across different cultures and contexts. It is associated with lower rates of depression, suicide, mortality, and substance abuse, and is positively correlated with well-being and quality of life. Despite growing academic recognition and scientific literature on these connections this knowledge has not been translated into clinical practice. Part of the expanding Oxford Cultural Psychiatry series, Spirituality and Mental Health Across Cultures is a timely

Believers: Faith in Human Nature

Believers: Faith in Human Nature
  • Author : Melvin Konner
  • Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
  • Release : 10 September 2019
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An anthropologist examines the nature of religiosity, and how it shapes and benefits humankind. Believers is a scientist’s answer to attacks on faith by some well-meaning scientists and philosophers. It is a firm rebuke of the “Four Horsemen”—Richard Dawkins, Daniel Dennett, Sam Harris, and Christopher Hitchens—known for writing about religion as something irrational and ultimately harmful. Anthropologist Melvin Konner, who was raised as an Orthodox Jew but has lived his adult life without such faith, explores the

The Psychology Of Awakening

The Psychology Of Awakening
  • Author : Gay Watson,Stephen Batchelor,Guy Claxton
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Release : 31 March 2012
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The Buddhist view of the mind - how it works, how it goes wrong, how to put it right - is increasingly being recognised as profound and highly practical by scientists, counsellors and other professionals. In The Psychology of Awakening, this powerful vision of human nature, and its implications for personal and social life, are for the first time brought to a wider audience by some of those most influential in exploring its potential for the way we live today.

Cognitive Models and Spiritual Maps

Cognitive Models and Spiritual Maps
  • Author : Jensine Andresen,Robert K. C. Forman
  • Publisher : Imprint Academic
  • Release : 03 July 2022
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This book throws down a challenge to the field of religious studies. It offers new and exciting approaches for our understanding of religious experience, drawn from the methods of cognitive science, neuropsychology, developmental psychology, philosophy of mind, anthropology, and the many other fields that have joined together to investigate the phenomenon of consciousness.

What Makes a Hero?

What Makes a Hero?
  • Author : Elizabeth Svoboda
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release : 29 August 2013
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An entertaining investigation into the biology and psychology of why we sacrifice for other people Researchers are now applying the lens of science to study heroism for the first time. How do biology, upbringing, and outside influences intersect to produce altruistic and heroic behavior? And how can we encourage this behavior in corporations, classrooms, and individuals? Using dozens of fascinating real-life examples, Elizabeth Svoboda explains how our genes compel us to do good for others, how going through suffering is

The Ego Tunnel

The Ego Tunnel
  • Author : Thomas Metzinger
  • Publisher : ReadHowYouWant.com
  • Release : 21 May 2010
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We're used to thinking about the self as an independent entity, something that we either have or are. In The Ego Tunnel, philosopher Thomas Metzinger claims otherwise: No such thing as a self exists. The conscious self is the content of a model created by our brain - an internal image, but one we cannot experience as an image. Everything we experience is ''a virtual self in a virtual reality.'' But if the self is not ''real,'' why

The Neurology of Religion

The Neurology of Religion
  • Author : Alasdair Coles,Joanna Collicutt
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release : 31 October 2019
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This intriguing and innovative book examines what can be learnt about the brain mechanisms underlying religious practice from studying people with neurological disorders, such as strokes, epilepsy, and Parkinson's disease. Using a clinical case-study approach, the book analyses the interaction of social influences, religious upbringing, and neurological disorders on beliefs in a number of different religions. The interdisciplinary angle of the book ensures a variety of perspectives to help understand how religious beliefs are affected when cognitive function is impaired.

The Believing Brain

The Believing Brain
  • Author : Michael Shermer
  • Publisher : Macmillan
  • Release : 24 May 2011
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The Believing Brain is bestselling author Michael Shermer's comprehensive and provocative theory on how beliefs are born, formed, reinforced, challenged, changed, and extinguished. In this work synthesizing thirty years of research, psychologist, historian of science, and the world's best-known skeptic Michael Shermer upends the traditional thinking about how humans form beliefs about the world. Simply put, beliefs come first and explanations for beliefs follow. The brain, Shermer argues, is a belief engine. From sensory data flowing in through the senses,