Beyond the Self: Conversations Between Buddhism and Neuroscience

Converging and diverging views on the mind, the self, consciousness, the unconscious, free will, perception, meditation, and other topics

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Main Author: Ricard, Matthieu
Contributors: Singer, Wolf (Other)
Format: Electronic Book
Language:English
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Published: Cambridge, Mass MIT Press 2017
Online Access: Volltext (Aggregator)
Parallel Edition:Print version: Ricard, Matthieu: Beyond the Self : Conversations Between Buddhism and Neuroscience. - Cambridge, Mass : MIT Press,c2017. - 9780262036948
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Summary:Converging and diverging views on the mind, the self, consciousness, the unconscious, free will, perception, meditation, and other topics
"CONTENTS" -- "PREFACE" -- "1 MEDITATION AND THE BRAIN" -- "A SCIENCE OF MIND" -- "AWARENESS AND MENTAL CONSTRUCTS" -- "WORKING WITH EMOTIONS" -- "GRADUAL AND LASTING CHANGES" -- "OUTER AND INNER ENRICHMENT" -- "PROCESSES OF NEURONAL CHANGES" -- "EMOTIONAL NUANCES" -- "EFFORTLESS SKILLS" -- "RELATING TO THE WORLD" -- "HOW YOUNG CAN ONE START TO MEDITATE?" -- "MENTAL DISTORTIONS" -- "ATTENTION AND COGNITIVE CONTROL" -- "ATTENTIONAL BLINK" -- "ATTENTION, RUMINATION, AND OPEN PRESENCE" -- "MINDFULNESS AND DISTRACTION" -- "CONSOLIDATING LEARNING THROUGH SLEEP" -- "COMPASSION AND ACTION" -- "COMPASSION, MEDITATION, AND BRAIN COHERENCE" -- "ALTRUISM AND WELL-BEING" -- "MAGIC MOMENTS" -- "COULD FEEDBACK REPLACE MIND TRAINING?" -- "ARE THERE LIMITS TO MIND TRAINING?" -- "MEDITATION AND ACTION" -- "2 DEALING WITH SUBCONSCIOUS PROCESSES AND EMOTIONS" -- "ON THE NATURE OF THE UNCONSCIOUS" -- "SIDE EFFECTS OF MEDITATION" -- "LOVE VERSUS ATTACHMENT" -- "ON THE JOY OF INNER PEACE" -- "WATCHING THE MIND, TRAINING THE MIND" -- "3 HOW DO WE KNOW WHAT WE KNOW?" -- "WHAT REALITY DO WE PERCEIVE?" -- "HOW DO WE ACQUIRE KNOWLEDGE?" -- "CAN THERE BE VALID COGNITION OF SOME ASPECTS OF KNOWLEDGE?" -- "IS COGNITIVE DELUSION INESCAPABLE?" -- "EACH PERSON TO HIS OR HER OWN REALITY" -- "IS THERE AN OBJECTIVE REALITY “OUT THERE”?" -- "CAUSALITY AS A CORRELATE OF INTERDEPENDENCE" -- "CONSTRUCTING AND DECONSTRUCTING REALITY" -- "REFINING THE TOOLS OF INTROSPECTION" -- "FIRST-, SECOND-, AND THIRD-PERSON EXPERIENCE" -- "A PHYSICIAN AND A CURE" -- "THE ETHICS OF PRACTICE AND SCIENCE" -- "THREE ASPECTS OF BUDDHIST PHILOSOPHY" -- "A SUMMARY" -- "4 INVESTIGATING THE SELF" -- "INVESTIGATING THE SELF" -- "THE SELF EXISTS IN A CONVENTIONAL WAY" -- "THE SELF AND FREEDOM" -- "WEAK SELF, STRONG MIND" -- "EGO AND EGOLESSNESS" -- "THE SCOURGE OF RUMINATION" -- "WHO’S IN CHARGE HERE?
"5 FREE WILL, RESPONSIBILITY, AND JUSTICE" -- "THE PROCESS OF DECISION MAKING" -- "THE RESPONSIBILITY TO CHANGE" -- "FREE WILL AND THE RANGE OF CHOICES" -- "ATTENUATING CIRCUMSTANCES" -- "LOOKING WITH THE EYES OF A DOCTOR" -- "TRUE REHABILITATION" -- "HORRENDOUS DEVIATIONS" -- "BREAKING THE CYCLE OF HATE" -- "IS THERE A SELF THAT BEARS THE RESPONSIBILITY?" -- "CAN ONE PROVE FREE WILL?" -- "ARCHITECTS OF THE FUTURE" -- "6 THE NATURE OF CONSCIOUSNESS" -- "SOMETHING RATHER THAN NOTHING" -- "CULTIVATING STATES OF SUBTLE CONSCIOUSNESS OR PURE AWARENESS" -- "ON VARIOUS LEVELS OF CONSCIOUSNESS" -- "PUZZLING EXPERIENCES" -- "REMEMBERING PAST LIVES?" -- "WHAT CAN BE LEARNED FROM NEAR-DEATH EXPERIENCES?" -- "COULD CONSCIOUSNESS BE MADE OF SOMETHING OTHER THAN MATTER?" -- "A CONCLUDING NOTE OF GRATITUDE" -- "NOTES
ISBN:0262343029