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The neuroscience of religious experience

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Published by Cambridge University Press in New York, NY .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Psychology, Religious,
  • Evolutionary psychology

  • Edition Notes

    StatementPatrick McNamara.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsBL53 .M355 2009
    The Physical Object
    FormatHardcover
    Paginationxvi, 301p.
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL23202496M
    ISBN 109780521889582
    LC Control Number2009013025


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Simply the best text I have read on the topic This is a comprehensive work that addresses the complex interrelationships among neuroscience, neurology, psychology, psychiatry and a variety of religious experiences, including hallucinations and seizures in temporal lobe epilepsy, frontal lobe damage, and other brain injuries, always careful to distinguish correlations from causation/5.

"Neuroscience, Selflessness, and Spiritual Experience is a rare and remarkable book that transcends disciplinary boundaries. It is a stunning accomplishment and I recommend it for anyone interested in religious experience. Johnstone and Cohen’s clear style and exceptional scholarship shine through on.

‘The Neuroscience of Religious Experience is a stunning achievement and is essential reading for anyone interested in the scientific study of religion.

Not only does it offer the most comprehensive synthesis of neurological, biological, and cognitive research on religion to date, but McNamara provides us with a novel and compelling theory Cited by: The The neuroscience of religious experience book of Religious Patrick McNamara.

Cambridge University Press, pages. $Cited by: 1. If you read one book on religion and the brain, it should be this one.” Robert A. Emmons University of California, Davis “The Neuroscience of Religious Experience is a stunning achievement and is essential reading for anyone interested in the scientific study of religion.

Not only does it offer the most comprehensive synthesis of. THE NEUROSCIENCE OF RELIGIOUS EXPERIENCE Recent technical advances in the life and medical sciences have revolutionized our understanding of the The neuroscience of religious experience book, while the emerging disciplines of social, cog-nitive, and affective neuroscience continue to reveal the connections of the.

In the main, The Neuroscience of Religious Experience (NRE) by Patrick McNamara spends most of its time on religion as a social institution rather than on religious experiences per se. I found the book to be a valuable source of neuroscience and biological research and along with noted reviewers on the book’s back flap, I too recommend this work/5(5).

Introduction. Neurotheology, also known as “spiritual neuroscience” 1, is an emerging field of study that seeks to understand the relationship between the brain science and religion.

2 Scholars in this field, strive up front to explain the neurological ground for spiritual experiences such as “the perception that time, fear or self-consciousness The neuroscience of religious experience book dissolved; spiritual awe; oneness Cited by: 7.

Get this from a library. The neuroscience of religious experience. [Patrick McNamara] -- Technical advances in the life and medical sciences have revolutionised our understanding of the brain, while the emerging disciplines of social, cognitive, and affective neuroscience continue to.

Chapters cover the subjective experience of transcendence, an historical summary of different philosophical and religious perspectives, a review of the neuroscience research that describes the manner by which the brain processes and creates a self, and more. If you read one book on religion The neuroscience of religious experience book the brain, it should be this one." Robert A.

Emmons University of California, Davis "The Neuroscience of Religious Experience is a stunning achievement and is essential reading for anyone interested in the scientific study of : Cambridge University Press.

The Neuroscience of Religious Experience Patrick McNamara. McNamara is a neuroscientist with a passion for understanding religious phenomena. This book is a welcome breath of life into the science of religion, in that McNamara is not interested in tiresome "debunking" The neuroscience of religious experience book that so often cloud the issue in comparative works like this.

Commercial Plug: if you like the insights and tone of this post, check out my new book Your Brain at Work. This post is an edited excert of one of 14 chapters explaining complex neuroscience. the experience. I show throughout the book that this decentering pro-cess shapes many religious phenomena from healing rituals, to religious language, to possession states, and to prayer and religious experiences themselves.

The decentering process, however, can also go terribly wrong. One of. The religious experience has been identified more or less with the right temporal lobe, and those with temporal lobe epilepsy (like Vincent Van Gogh) are prone to very vivid religious hallucinations (visions?)--Van Gogh had them.

Again and again: this is a neurological study of the religious EXPERIENCE in humans, not a book advocating religion. Recent technical advances in the life and medical sciences have revolutionized our understanding of the brain, while the emerging disciplines of social, cognitive, and affective neuroscience continue to reveal the connections of the higher cognitive functions and emotional states associated with religious experience to underlying brain states.

Get this from a library. The new frontier of religion and science: religious experience, neuroscience and the transcendent. [John Hick] -- If you take for granted the widespread assumption of our culture that matter constitutes the totality of reality, this book will challenge that assumption.

The pervasive materialist or physicalist. Several books have been written addressing the relationship between the brain and religious experience and numerous scholarly articles have been published on the topic.

His most recent book, Words Can Change Your Brain, was published in June Dr. Newberg is also a coauthor of Born to Believe: God, Science, and the Origin of Ordinary and Extraordinary Beliefs and The Mystical Mind: Probing the Biology of Religious Experience, both of which explore the relationship between neuroscience and spiritual.

Up to 90% off Textbooks at Amazon Canada. Plus, free two-day shipping for six months when you sign up for Amazon Prime for Students/5(5). This is the first major response to the challenge of neuroscience to religion. It considers eastern forms of religious experience as well as Christian viewpoints and challenges the idea of a mind identical to, or a by-product of, brain activity.

It explores religion as inner experience of theBrand: Palgrave Macmillan UK. Acknowledging the profound implications that recent research in the fields of neuroscience and psychology have for our understanding of human nature, Malcolm Jeeves and Warren S. Brown consider the consequences of this research in the context of religion in their book Neuroscience, Psychology, and Religion (Templeton Press, ).Accordingly, the underlying question throughout much of this.

'In this sharply argued and bracing book, John Hick considers the range of human religious experience and tries to make sense of it, rejecting in particular attempts based on neuroscience to debunk it.

His writing is assured, well-informed, and provocative. This book is certain to generate lively debate.'Price: $ Psychedelics and the Religious Experience.

The New Alchemy. by: Alan Watts. Written inthis essay relates the author's first experiments with LSD, and remains today a very penetrating and complete philosophical analysis of the psychedelic experience. In his book “How Enlightenment Changes Your Brain,” Newberg says that these experiences have the ability to make us see the physical properties of the world around us.

The Neuroscience of Selflessness and Spiritual Transcendence conveys the manner by which selflessness serves as a neuropsychological and religious foundation for spiritually transcendent experiences. The book combines neurological case studies and neuroscience research with religious accounts of transcendence experiences from the perspective of both the neurosciences and the.

Neuroscience has banished the problem of dualism—the 'ghost in the machine' mulled over by philosophists since the time of Descartes, says the renowned cognitive neuroscientist Professor Dickhe chooses five books that signified major breakthroughs in this fast-advancing field.

A religious experience (sometimes known as a spiritual experience, sacred experience, or mystical experience) is a subjective experience which is interpreted within a religious framework. [1] The concept originated in the 19th century, as a defense against the growing rationalism of western society.

[2] William James popularised the concept. s/t: Religious Experience, Neuroscience & the Transcendent This is the first major response to the new challenge of neuroscience to religion. There have been limited responses from a purely Christian point of view, but this takes account of eastern as well as /5.

Soul, Psyche, Brain: New Directions in the Study of Religion and Brain-Mind Science edited by Kelly Bulkeley (Palgrave) is a collection of essays that address the relationships between neuroscience, religion and human nature.

The book highlights some startling new developments in neuroscience that have many people rethinking spirituality, the mind-body connection, and cognition in general. Does the electronic version of the book completely replace the paper version.

Of course not. Best of all, if after reading an e-book, you buy a paper version of New Frontier of Religion and Science: Religious Experience, Neuroscience, and the Transcendent.

Read the book on paper - it is quite a powerful experience%(). Newberg's book will be of most value to those who are struggling to reconcile science and spirituality.

Choice This is an excellent introduction to the emerging field of neurotheology as well as a concise assessment of the contributions of neuroscience to our understanding of a broad range of religious and spiritual issues. Reading Religion. Empirical research on religious and spiritual phenomena can help us better understand each other in an increasingly globalized religious world.

The field of neuroscience is too young to draw conclusions about religion and spirituality or link spirituality to a brain mechanism, but questioning the neurological basis of spirituality is indeed. To address this question adequately requires a book at the very least: one would have to examine, in all its aspects, the nature of “Mind” and “Consciousness.” One can’t do that simply by labeling the neurophysiological factors at play during a religious experience*.

The Neuroscience of Religious Experience. Similarly neuroscience researchers in religious experience vary on their understanding of the nature of religion and the source of experience. Religious experiences can be characterized generally as experiences that seem to the person having them to be of some objective reality and to have some religious import.

That reality can be an individual, a state of affairs, a fact, or even an absence, depending on the religious tradition the experience is. The Conference on Neuroscience & Religious Experience (N&RE) is designed to bridge the gap between not only science and religion, but scholarship and lived experience.

At N&RE, our speakers have been selected on the basis of their contributions towards an authentic, respectful, and academically rigorous investigation of religious experience. The temporal lobe: The biological basis of God-experience NeuroTheology: Brain, science, spirituality, religious experience M Persinger How religion works: Towards a new cognitive science of religionAuthor: Aku Visala.

From conception to birth, The Conference on Neuroscience & Religious Experience, to be held at Pomona College on Friday Ma is the brainchild of Colin Eckstein ’For Eckstein, a neuroscience major and religious studies minor, this isn’t only a project for his thesis —it is an effort to counter what he calls the traditional “warfare narrative” perpetuated by academic.

The neuroscience of religion, also known as neurotheology pdf as spiritual neuroscience, [1] attempts pdf explain religious experience and behaviour in neuroscientific terms. [2] It is the study of correlations of neural phenomena with subjective experiences of spirituality and hypotheses to explain these phenomena.

This contrasts with the psychology of religion which studies mental, rather.Skip to Main Content. Wiley Online Library will be disrupted 3 Mar from GMT for monthly maintenance.