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Author Barušs, Imants, 1952- author

Title Transcendent mind : rethinking the science of consciousness / Imants Baru�ss, King's University College, Western University Canada, and Julia Mossbridge, Northwestern University
Published Washington, DC : American Psychological Association, 2017
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Description 1 online resource ( x, 249 pages)
Contents Introduction -- Beyond materialism -- Shared mind -- Rethinking time -- Interactions with discarnate beings -- Separation of mind from brain -- Direct mental influence -- Reintegrating subjectivity into consciousness research -- Transcendent mind
Summary "Where does consciousness come from? For most scientists and laypeople, it is axiomatic that something in the substance of the brain -- neurons, synapses and gray matter in just the right combination -- create perception, self-awareness, and intentionality. Yet despite decades of neurological research, that "something" -- the mechanism by which this process is said to occur -- has remained frustratingly elusive. This is no accident, as the authors of this book argue, given that the evidence increasingly points to a startling fact: consciousness may not, in fact, reside in the brain at all. In this wide-ranging and deeply scientific book, Imants Baru�ss and Julia Mossbridge utilize findings from special relativity and quantum mechanics, modern and ancient philosophers, and paranormal psychology to build a rigorous, detailed investigation into the origins and nature of human consciousness. Along the way, they examine the scientific literature on concepts including mediumship, out-of-body and near-death experiences, telekinesis, "apparent" versus "deep time," and mind-to-mind communication, and introduce eye-opening ideas about our shared reality. The result is a revelatory tour of the "post-materialist" world -- and a roadmap for consciousness research in the twenty-first century"--Publicity materials. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2016 APA, all rights reserved)
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Also issued in print
Subject Consciousness.
Form Electronic book
Author Mossbridge, Julia, 1969- author
ISBN 9781433822773 (print edition)
1433822776 (print edition)
9781433822780 (electronic bk.)
1433822784 (electronic bk.)