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Title Meditation-- neuroscientific approaches and philosophical implications / Stefan Schmidt, Harald Walach, editors
Published Cham : Springer, 2014
Table of Contents
 Introduction: Laying out the Field of Meditation Research / Harald Walach1
 Towards an Epistemology of Inner Experience / Harald Walach7
 The Meditative Approach to Awaken Selfless Insight-Wisdom / James H. Austin23
 Meditation as First-Person Methodology: Real Promise---and Problems / Jonathan Shear57
 Using First-Person Reports During Meditation to Investigate Basic Cognitive Experience / Wendy Hasenkamp75
 I Am I From Moment to Moment: Methods and Results of Grasping Intersubjective and Intertemporal Neurophysiological Differences During Meditation States / Thilo Hinterberger95
 Does Neuroimaging Provide Evidence of Meditation-Mediated Neuroplasticity? / John A. Ives115
 Opening Up Meditation for Science: The Development of a Meditation Classification System / Stefan Schmidt137
 The Neurobiology of Meditation and Mindfulness / Tobias Esch153
 Meditation Effects in the Social Domain: Self-Other Connectedness as a General Mechanism? / Stefan Schmidt175
 Mindfulness Meditation and the Experience of Time / Stefan Schmidt199
 Meditation and Hypnosis at the Intersection Between Phenomenology and Cognitive Science / Amir Raz211
 Insights from Quiet Minds: The Converging Fields of Mindfulness and Mind-Wandering / Jonathan W. Schooler227
 Can Contemplative Science Bring Meditation to (Western) Life? / Norman A.S. Farb243
 Spiritual Phenomena as Public Goods: Exploring Meditation Beyond the Standard Model / Torkel Falkenberg261
 Does Meditation Give Us Unique Insight into Ultimate Reality? The Ethical Aim of Buddhism / Hoyt L. Edge271
 God or Ultimate Reality in Theory and Practice: A Philosophical Analysis / Anne L.C. Runehov297
 The Concept of Tri-Guna: A Working Model / Peter Sedlmeier317
 Meditation: A Link to Spirituality and Health. A Novel Approach to a Human Consciousness Field Experiment / Roeland van Wijk365
 Mindfulness in German Schools (MISCHO): A Specifically Tailored Training Program: Concept, Implementation and Empirical Results / Niko Kohls381
 Index405
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Description 1 online resource (vi, 411 pages) : illustrations (some color)
Series Studies in Neuroscience, Consciousness and Spirituality, 2211-8918 ; volume 2
Studies in neuroscience, consciousness and spirituality ; v. 2. 2211-8918
Contents Introduction: Laying Out the Field of Meditation Research / Stefan Schmidt and Harald Walach -- Towards an Epistemology of Inner Experience / Harald Walach -- The Meditative Approach to Awaken Selfless Insight-Wisdom / James H. Austin -- Meditation as First-Person Methodology: Real Promise--and Problems / Jonathan Shear -- Using First-Person Reports During Meditation to Investigate Basic Cognitive Experience / Wendy Hasenkamp -- I Am I From Moment to Moment: Methods and Results of Grasping Intersubjective and Intertemporal Neurophysiological Differences During Meditation States / Thilo Hinterberger -- Does Neuroimaging Provide Evidence of Meditation-Mediated Neuroplasticity? / Shawn S. Clausen, Cindy C. Crawford and John A. Ives -- Opening Up Meditation for Science: The Development of a Meditation Classification System / Stefan Schmidt -- The Neurobiology of Meditation and Mindfulness / Tobias Esch -- Meditation Effects in the Social Domain: Self-Other Connectedness as a General Mechanism? / Fynn-Mathis Trautwein, José Raúl Naranjo and Stefan Schmidt -- Mindfulness Meditation and the Experience of Time / Marc Wittmann and Stefan Schmidt -- Meditation and Hypnosis at the Intersection Between Phenomenology and Cognitive Science / Michael Lifshitz, Emma P. Cusumano and Amir Raz -- Insights from Quiet Minds: The Converging Fields of Mindfulness and Mind-Wandering / Michael D. Mrazek, Benjamin W. Mooneyham and Jonathan W. Schooler -- Can Contemplative Science Bring Meditation to (Western) Life? / Norman A.S. Farb -- Spiritual Phenomena as Public Goods: Exploring Meditation Beyond the Standard Model / Torkel Falkenberg -- Does Meditation Give Us Unique Insight into Ultimate Reality? The Ethical Aim of Buddhism / Hoyt L. Edge -- God or Ultimate Reality in Theory and Practice: A Philosophical Analysis / Anne L.C. Runehov Th. D. -- The Concept of Tri-Guna: A Working Model / Maika Puta and Peter Sedlmeier -- Meditation: A Link to Spirituality and Health. A Novel Approach to a Human Consciousness Field Experiment / Eduard van Wijk, John Ackerman and Roeland van Wijk -- Mindfulness in German Schools (MISCHO): A Specifically Tailored Training Program: Concept, Implementation and Empirical Results / Vera Kaltwasser, Sebastian Sauer and Niko Kohls
Introduction: Laying out the Field of Meditation Research, S. Schmidt, H. Walach.-Towards an Epistemology of Inner Experience, H. Walach -- The Meditative Approach to Awaken Selfless Insight, W.J.H. Austin -- Meditation as First-Person Methodology: Real Promise-and Problems, J. Shear -- Using First-Person Reports during Meditation to Investigate Basic Cognitive Experience, W. Hasenkamp -- I am I from moment to moment: Methods and results of grasping intersubjective and intertemporal neurophysiological differences during Meditation states, T. Hinterberger -- Does neuroimaging provide evidence of meditation-mediated neuroplasticity? S. Clausen, et al -- Opening up Meditation for Science: The development of a meditation classification system, S. Schmidt -- The Neurobiology of Meditation and Mindfulness T. Esch -- Meditation Effects in the Social Domain: Self-Other Connectedness as a General Mechanism? F-M. Trautwein, et al -- Mindfulness Meditation and the Experience of Time, M. Wittmann and S. Schmidt -- Meditation and Hypnosis at the Intersection between Phenomenology and Cognitive Science, M. Lifshitz, et al -- Insights from Quiet Minds: The Converging Fields of Mindfulness and Mind-Wandering, M.D. Mrazek, et al -- Can Contemplative Science Bring Meditation to (Western) Life? N.A.S. Farb -- Spiritual Phenomena as Public Goods: Exploring Meditation beyond the Standard Model, T. Falkenberg -- Does Meditation Give Us Unique Insight into Ultimate Reality? The Ethical Aim of Buddhism, H. Edge -- God or Ultimate Reality in Theory and Practise -- A Philosophical Analysis, A.L.C. Runehov -- The Concept of Tri-Guna: A Working Model, M. Puta and P. Sedlmeier -- Meditation -- a link to spirituality and health. A novel approach to a human consciousness field experiment E. van Wijk, et al -- Mindfulness in German Schools [MISCHO] -- A specifically Tailored Training Program: Concept, Implementation and Empirical Results Vera Kaltwasser, S. Sauer, N. Kohls
Summary 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
Notes Includes index
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Online resource; title from PDF title page (SpringerLink, viewed November 25, 2013)
Subject Meditation.
Neuropsychology -- Philosophy.
Mind-Body Relations, Metaphysical -- physiology.
Form Electronic book
Author Schmidt, Stefan, 1967 September 30- editor
Walach, Harald, editor
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