Meditation – Neuroscientific Approaches and Philosophical Implications

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ISBN: 978-3-319-01633-7 (Print) 978-3-319-01634-4 (Online)

Table of contents (20 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-vi

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    Pages 1-6

    Introduction: Laying Out the Field of Meditation Research

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    Pages 7-22

    Towards an Epistemology of Inner Experience

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    Pages 23-55

    The Meditative Approach to Awaken Selfless Insight-Wisdom

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    Pages 57-74

    Meditation as First-Person Methodology: Real Promise—and Problems

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    Pages 75-93

    Using First-Person Reports During Meditation to Investigate Basic Cognitive Experience

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    Pages 95-113

    I Am I From Moment to Moment: Methods and Results of Grasping Intersubjective and Intertemporal Neurophysiological Differences During Meditation States

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    Pages 115-135

    Does Neuroimaging Provide Evidence of Meditation-Mediated Neuroplasticity?

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    Pages 137-152

    Opening Up Meditation for Science: The Development of a Meditation Classification System

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    Pages 153-173

    The Neurobiology of Meditation and Mindfulness

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    Pages 175-198

    Meditation Effects in the Social Domain: Self-Other Connectedness as a General Mechanism?

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    Pages 199-209

    Mindfulness Meditation and the Experience of Time

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    Pages 211-226

    Meditation and Hypnosis at the Intersection Between Phenomenology and Cognitive Science

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    Pages 227-241

    Insights from Quiet Minds: The Converging Fields of Mindfulness and Mind-Wandering

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    Pages 243-259

    Can Contemplative Science Bring Meditation to (Western) Life?

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    Pages 261-270

    Spiritual Phenomena as Public Goods: Exploring Meditation Beyond the Standard Model

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    Pages 271-295

    Does Meditation Give Us Unique Insight into Ultimate Reality? The Ethical Aim of Buddhism

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    Pages 297-316

    God or Ultimate Reality in Theory and Practice: A Philosophical Analysis

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    Pages 317-364

    The Concept of Tri-Guna: A Working Model

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    Pages 365-380

    Meditation: A Link to Spirituality and Health. A Novel Approach to a Human Consciousness Field Experiment

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    Pages 381-404

    Mindfulness in German Schools (MISCHO): A Specifically Tailored Training Program: Concept, Implementation and Empirical Results

  22. Back Matter

    Pages 405-411