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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Springer Verlag
Publication date November 24, 2011
Pages 243
Binding Hardcover
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9781461406464
ISBN-10 1461406463
Dimensions 0.75 by 6.25 by 9.25 in.
Weight 1.14 lbs.
Original list price $169.00
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The conscious mind defines human existence. Many consider the brain as a computer, and they attempt to explain consciousness as emerging at a critical, but unspecified, threshold level of complex computation among neurons. The brain-as-computer model, however, fails to account for phenomenal experience and portrays consciousness as an impotent, after-the-fact epiphenomenon lacking causal power. And the brain-as-computer concept precludes even the remotest possibility of spirituality. As described throughout the history of humankind, seemingly spiritual mental phenomena including transcendent states, near-death and out-of-body experiences, and past-life memories have in recent years been well documented and treated scientifically. In addition, the brain-as-computer approach has been challenged by advocates of quantum brain biology, who are possibly able to explain, scientifically, nonlocal, seemingly spiritual mental states.

Exploring Frontiers of the Mind-Brain Relationship argues against the purely physical analysis of consciousness and for a balanced psychobiological approach. This thought-provoking volume bridges philosophy of mind with science of mind to look empirically at transcendent phenomena, such as mystic states, near-death experiences and past-life memories, that have confounded scientists for decades. Representing disciplines ranging from philosophy and history to neuroimaging and physics, and boasting a panel of expert scientists and physicians, including Andrew Newberg, Peter Fenwick, Stuart Hameroff, Mario Beauregard, Deepak Chopra, and Chris Clarke the book rigorously follows several lines of inquiry into mind-brain controversies, challenging readers to form their own conclusions―or reconsider previous ones.

Key coverage includes:

  • Objections to reductionistic materialism from the philosophical and the scientific tradition.
  • Phenomena and the mind-brain problem.
  • The neurobiological correlates of meditation and mindfulness.
  • The quantum soul, a view from physics.
  • Clinical implications of end-of-life experiences.
  • Mediumistic experience and the mind-brain relationship.

Exploring Frontiers of the Mind-Brain Relationship is essential reading for researchers and clinicians across many disciplines, including cognitive psychology, personality and social psychology, the neurosciences, neuropsychiatry, palliative care, philosophy, and quantum physics.

“This book … brings together some precious observations about the fundamental mystery of the nature of consciousness … It raises many questions that serve to invite each of us to be more aware of the uncertainty of our preconceptions about consciousness … This book on the frontiers of mind-body relationships is a scholarly embodiment of creative and open-minded science.”

C. Robert Cloninger, MD
Wallace Renard Professor of Psychiatry, Genetics, and Psychology,
Washington University School of Medicine
St. Louis MO



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With Alexander Moreira-almeida (other contributor) | from Springer Verlag (November 24, 2011)
9781461406464 | details & prices | 243 pages | 6.25 × 9.25 × 0.75 in. | 1.14 lbs | List price $169.00
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