Soul, Psyche, Brain: New Directions in the Study of Religion and Brain-Mind Science / Edition 1

Soul, Psyche, Brain: New Directions in the Study of Religion and Brain-Mind Science / Edition 1

by Kelly Bulkeley
     
 

ISBN-10: 1403965080

ISBN-13: 9781403965080

Pub. Date: 11/12/2005

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

Soul, Psyche, Brain is a collection of essays that address the relationships between neuroscience, religion and human nature. The book highlights some startling new developments in neuroscience that have many people rethinking spirituality, the mind-body connection, and cognition in general. Soul, Psyche, Brain explores questions like: What are the…  See more details below

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Soul, Psyche, Brain is a collection of essays that address the relationships between neuroscience, religion and human nature. The book highlights some startling new developments in neuroscience that have many people rethinking spirituality, the mind-body connection, and cognition in general. Soul, Psyche, Brain explores questions like: What are the neurological effects of meditation and prayer? How does the mind develop psychological and spiritual self-awareness? And what are the practical implications of brain-mind science for religious faith and moral reasoning?

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781403965080
Publisher:
Palgrave Macmillan
Publication date:
11/12/2005
Edition description:
First Edition
Pages:
288
Product dimensions:
6.40(w) x 9.38(h) x 0.82(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction1
Ch. 1Genes, brains, minds : the human complex10
Ch. 2Brain, mind, and spirit - a clinician's perspective, or why I am not afraid of dualism36
Ch. 3Psychoneurological dimensions of anomalous experience in relation to religious belief and spiritual practice61
Ch. 4Sacred emotions93
Ch. 5Where neurocognition meets the master : attention and metacognition in Zen113
Ch. 6From chaos to self-organization : the brain, dreaming, and religious experience138
Ch. 7Converting : toward a cognitive theory of religious change159
Ch. 8Cognitive science and Christian theology174
Ch. 9Overcoming an impoverished ontology : Candrakirti and the mind-brain problem197
Ch. 10Religion and brain-mind science : dreaming the future219
Ch. 11Religion out of mind : the ideology of cognitive science and religion242
Ch. 12Brain science on ethics : the neurobiology of making choices262

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