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Studies in Neuroscience, Consciousness and Spirituality

Meditation – Neuroscientific Approaches and Philosophical Implications

Herausgeber: Schmidt, Stefan, Walach, Harald (Eds.)

  • Provides specific methods and methodological problems in meditation research
  • Offers a unique overview of current approaches of meditation research by leading authors in the field
  • First volume in this field to cover first person approaches from a neuroscience and a philosophical perspective
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Über dieses Buch

This volume features a collection of essays on consciousness, which has become one of the hot topics at the crossroads between neuroscience, philosophy, and religious studies. Is consciousness something the brain produces? How can we study it? Is there just one type of consciousness or are there different states that can be discriminated? Are so called “higher states of consciousness” that some people report during meditation pointing towards a new understanding of consciousness?

Meditation research is a new discipline that shows new inroads into the study of consciousness. If a meditative practice changes brain structure itself this is direct proof of the causal influence of consciousness onto its substrate. If different states of consciousness can be linked with properties and states of the brain this can be used to study consciousness more directly. If the sense of self is modifiable through meditative techniques and this can be objectively shown through neuro-imaging, this has profound implications for our understanding of who we are. Can consciousness, in deep states of meditative absorption, actually access some aspect of reality which we normally don't? Meditation research can potentially foster us with a new access to the phenomenological method in general. This has even been branded with a new catch-phrase: Contemplative Science. It brings together the most modern neuroscientific approach and the most advanced phenomenological methodology of studying the mind from within, through highly skilled self-observation that has gone through many thousand hours of honing the capacity to look carefully, without distraction.

This book addresses these issues by bringing together some of the leading researchers and thinkers in the field. The scope of the volume reaches from first person neuroscience to Indian philosophy, from pedagogic applications to epistemological aspects and from compassion meditation to the study of brain activity.

Inhaltsverzeichnis (20 Kapitel)

  • Introduction: Laying Out the Field of Meditation Research

    Schmidt, Stefan (et al.)

    Seiten 1-6

  • Towards an Epistemology of Inner Experience

    Walach, Harald

    Seiten 7-22

  • The Meditative Approach to Awaken Selfless Insight-Wisdom

    Austin, James H.

    Seiten 23-55

  • Meditation as First-Person Methodology: Real Promise—and Problems

    Shear, Jonathan

    Seiten 57-74

  • Using First-Person Reports During Meditation to Investigate Basic Cognitive Experience

    Hasenkamp, Wendy

    Seiten 75-93

Dieses Buch kaufen

eBook 130,89 €
Preis für Deutschland (Brutto)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-01634-4
  • Versehen mit digitalem Wasserzeichen, DRM-frei
  • Erhältliche Formate: PDF, EPUB
  • eBooks sind auf allen Endgeräten nutzbar
  • Sofortiger eBook Download nach Kauf
Hardcover 165,84 €
Preis für Deutschland (Brutto)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-01633-7
  • Kostenfreier Versand für Individualkunden weltweit
  • Gewöhnlich versandfertig in 3-5 Werktagen.
Softcover 165,84 €
Preis für Deutschland (Brutto)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-37750-6
  • Kostenfreier Versand für Individualkunden weltweit
  • Gewöhnlich versandfertig in 3-5 Werktagen.
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Bibliografische Information

Bibliographic Information
Buchtitel
Meditation – Neuroscientific Approaches and Philosophical Implications
Herausgeber
  • Stefan Schmidt
  • Harald Walach
Titel der Buchreihe
Studies in Neuroscience, Consciousness and Spirituality
Buchreihen Band
2
Copyright
2014
Verlag
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Inhaber
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-01634-4
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-01634-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-01633-7
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-37750-6
Buchreihen ISSN
2211-8918
Auflage
1
Seitenzahl
VI, 411
Anzahl der Bilder und Tabellen
9 schwarz-weiß Abbildungen, 19 Abbildungen in Farbe
Themen