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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

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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
From Chaos to Self-Organization
The Brain, Dreaming, and Religious Experience
Brain, Mind, and Spirit
A Clinician's Perspective, or, Why I Am Not Afraid of Dualism
Overcoming an Impoverished Ontology
Candrakirti on Buddhism and the Mind-Brain Problem
Cognitive Science and Christian Theology
Brain Science on Ethics
The Neurobiology of Making Choices
Attention, Meta-Cognition, and Zen
Where Neurocognition Meets the Master
Converting
Toward a Cognitive Theory of Religious Change
Anomalous Phenomena in Psychology and Religion
The Psychology of Ultimate Concerns
Dreaming the Future of Religion and Brain-Mind Science
Religion out of Mind
The Ideology of Cognitive Science and Religion
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ISBN: 9781403965097
ISBN-10: 1403965099
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 278
Published: 1st November 2005
Publisher: Palgrave USA
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.5  x 1.5
Weight (kg): 0.44
Edition Number: 1