The Dao of Neuroscience: Combining Eastern and Western Principles for Optimal Therapeutic Change

The Dao of Neuroscience: Combining Eastern and Western Principles for Optimal Therapeutic Change

ISBN-10:
0393705978
ISBN-13:
9780393705973
Pub. Date:
04/19/2010
Publisher:
Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.

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The Dao of Neuroscience: Combining Eastern and Western Principles for Optimal Therapeutic Change

Combining new scientific paradigms with ancient wisdom.
Neuroscientists have made huge advances in our understanding of the brain, and yet as scientists learn more, paradoxes arise. How does the brain—a material substance—relate to and produce nonmaterial thoughts and emotions? What explains the research showing that non-rational, unconscious experiencing can sometimes be more accurate than deliberate, conscious thought? The resolution of these paradoxes has important implications for all the helping fields, suggesting new approaches to mind–brain–body change.
By weaving together Eastern traditions (including Yoga, Buddhism, Zen, and Daoism) and Western science, new understandings previously not considered emerge. The Dao of Neuroscience is an insightful introduction to these traditions which sheds new light on the relationship between the mind and the brain. Dao is an ancient Eastern method, a Way or Path for exploring and learning. From the Eastern perspective, everything has its Dao, its Way, even the brain. As we learn the Dao of neuroscience, we come to understand the brain's most optimal ways of functioning and how to facilitate its natural processes toward health, happiness, and fulfillment.

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ISBN-13: 9780393705973
Publisher: Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
Publication date: 04/19/2010
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 296
Sales rank: 798,766
Product dimensions: 8.20(w) x 8.20(h) x 0.70(d)

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