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Soul, Psyche, Brain : New Directions in the Study of Religion and Brain-Mind Science - Kelly Bulkeley

Soul, Psyche, Brain

New Directions in the Study of Religion and Brain-Mind Science

Hardcover Published: 1st November 2005
ISBN: 9781403965080
Number Of Pages: 278

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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?

"Soul, Psyche, Brain has successfully re-set the starting point for any serious interdisciplinary conversation on the topic of religion. By so doing, this book at once updates all parties, levels the intellectual playing field, and lays open new possibilities for collaborative research-both reflective and empirical-on the topic of religion across a broad range of disciplines." - Nina P. Azari, Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology, University of Hawaii at Hilo "Bulkeley provides a unique and valuable resource reporting from the cutting edges of the encounter between neuroscience and religion. Fields as diverse as emotion and dream studies, complexity theory, spiritual development, Christian and non-Christian theology - and more - contribute to the ferment. Those working in any or all of these areas will find here resources to stretch their mind." - Carol Rausch Albright, author of The Humanizing Brain: Where Religion and Neuroscience Meet

Genes, Brains, Minds: The Human Complex
Brain, Mind, and Spirit: A Clinician's Perspective, or, Why I Am Not Afraid of Dualism
Psychoneurological Dimensions of Anomalous Experience in Relation to Religious Belief and Spiritual Practice
Sacred Emotions
Where Neurocognition Meets the Master: Attention and Metacognition in Zen
From Chaos to Self-Organization: The Brain, Dreaming, and Religious Experience
Brain Science on Ethics: The Neurobiology of Making Choices
Converting: Toward a Cognitive Theory of Religious Change
Cognitive Science and Christian Theology
Overcoming an Impoverished Ontology: Candrakirti on Buddhism and the Mind-Brain Problem
Religion and Brain-Mind Science: Dreaming the Future
Religion out of Mind: The Ideology of Cognitive Science and Religion
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ISBN: 9781403965080
ISBN-10: 1403965080
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 278
Published: 1st November 2005
Publisher: Palgrave USA
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.9 x 15.2  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.53
Edition Number: 1