The Frontiers Collection

States of Consciousness

Experimental Insights into Meditation, Waking, Sleep and Dreams

Editors: Cvetkovic, Dean, Cosic, Irena (Eds.)

  • Explains the neuronal phenomenology of various states of consciousness
  • Shows how new technology is helping to yield major advances
  • Written by a team of foremost international experts
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About this book

In this accessible overview of current knowledge, an expert team of editors and authors describe experimental approaches to consciousness. These approaches are shedding light on some of the hitherto unknown aspects of the distinct states of human consciousness, including the waking state, different states of sleep and dreaming, meditation and more. The book presents the latest research studies by the contributing authors, whose specialities span neuroscience, neurology, biomedical engineering, clinical psychology and psychophysiology, psychosocial medicine and anthropology. Overall this anthology provides the reader with a clear picture of how different states of consciousness can be defined, experimentally measured and analysed. A future byproduct of this knowledge may be anticipated in the development of systematic corrective treatments for many disorders and pathological problems of consciousness.

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“This collection of research studies the intricate nature of human consciousness, focusing on the waking state; the different stages of sleep; dreaming; and meditation. This comprehensive reference proves vital to the work of neuroscientists, neurologists, biomedical engineers and clinical psychologists, in addition to religious, philosophical and educational professionals.” (The Electric Review, October, 2012)

Table of contents (12 chapters)

  • Introduction to States of Consciousness

    Cvetkovic, Dean

    Pages 1-27

  • Disorders of Consciousness: Coma, Vegetative and Minimally Conscious States

    Gosseries, Olivia (et al.)

    Pages 29-55

  • Codons of Consciousness: Neurological Characteristics of Ordinary and Pathological States of Consciousness

    Kennedy, Gerard A.

    Pages 57-92

  • Dream Consciousness and Sleep Physiology

    Schredl, Michael (et al.)

    Pages 93-108

  • Dream Therapy: Correlation of Dream Contents with Encephalographic and Cardiovascular Activations

    Rosa, Agostinho C. (et al.)

    Pages 109-131

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Hardcover $79.95
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
States of Consciousness
Book Subtitle
Experimental Insights into Meditation, Waking, Sleep and Dreams
Editors
  • Dean Cvetkovic
  • Irena Cosic
Series Title
The Frontiers Collection
Copyright
2011
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-642-18047-7
DOI
10.1007/978-3-642-18047-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-642-18046-0
Softcover ISBN
978-3-642-27086-4
Series ISSN
1612-3018
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 282
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