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Neuromania: On the limits of brain science

Paolo Legrenzi and Carlo Umiltà

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199591343
eISBN:
9780191729164
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199591343.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology, Cognitive Neuroscience

Neuroeconomics, neuromarketing, neuroaesthetics, and neurotheology are just a few of the novel disciplines that have been inspired by a combination of ancient knowledge together with recent ... More


Neuro: The New Brain Sciences and the Management of the Mind

Nikolas Rose and Joelle M. Abi-Rached

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691149608
eISBN:
9781400846337
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691149608.001.0001
Subject:
Neuroscience, Development

The brain sciences are influencing our understanding of human behavior as never before, from neuropsychiatry and neuroeconomics to neurotheology and neuroaesthetics. Many now believe that the brain ... More


Mind, body, and explanations of behaviour

Paolo Legrenzi and Carlo Umiltà

in Neuromania: On the limits of brain science

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199591343
eISBN:
9780191729164
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199591343.003.0009
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology, Cognitive Neuroscience

This chapter examines why new disciplines, which have come into being on the strength of the ‘neuro’ prefix, have invaded the realms of knowledge. It reviews the new neurodisciplines, starting from ... More


Ritual Form: Design Elements

David G. Blumenkrantz

in Coming of Age the RITE Way: Youth and Community Development through Rites of Passage

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
June 2016
ISBN:
9780190297336
eISBN:
9780190297367
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190297336.003.0007
Subject:
Social Work, Communities and Organizations

This chapter explores the pervasiveness of the sacred rather than the secular in the initiatory experience. The connection of the individual within a community and into the sacred world, the world of ... More


Introduction to the Art of Enlightenment

Pamela D. Winfield

in Icons and Iconoclasm in Japanese Buddhism: Kukai and Dogen on the Art of Enlightenment

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199753581
eISBN:
9780199332519
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199753581.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

Chapter One: Introduction to the Art of Enlightenment. This chapter lays out the problem of imagery vis-ò-vis awakening. It first outlines two kinds of meditative experience, and ... More


The Varieties of Psychedelic Lab Experience

Nicolas Langlitz

in Neuropsychedelia: The Revival of Hallucinogen Research since the Decade of the Brain

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780520274815
eISBN:
9780520954908
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520274815.003.0004
Subject:
Anthropology, Medical Anthropology

The third chapter, “The Varieties of Psychedelic Lab Experience,” provides an ethnographic close-up of laboratory life in Zurich. Revolving around a neurotheological study of drug-induced mystical ... More


Mystic Materialism

Nicolas Langlitz

in Neuropsychedelia: The Revival of Hallucinogen Research since the Decade of the Brain

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780520274815
eISBN:
9780520954908
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520274815.003.0007
Subject:
Anthropology, Medical Anthropology

The last chapter, “Mystic Materialism,” shows how this simultaneously materialist and mystical worldview manifests in the lives of contemporary hallucinogen researchers. The scientists’ incessant ... More


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