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Other Neurophysiological Aspects Pertinent to ECE Phenomenology

Michael N. Marsh

in Out-of-Body and Near-Death Experiences: Brain-State Phenomena or Glimpses of Immortality?

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199571505
eISBN:
9780191722059
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199571505.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society, Theology

This chapter elucidates other possible neurophysiological aetiologies of extra-corporeal experience (ECE). These include such items as endorphins, hypoxia, nitrous oxide, and carbon dioxide narcosis, ... More


The Genetics of Consumption, Part II: Substance Abuse: Substance Abuse

William R. Clark and Michael Grunstein

in Are We Hardwired?: The Role of Genes in Human Behavior

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
April 2010
ISBN:
9780195178005
eISBN:
9780199893331
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195178005.003.0011
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

Substance abuse, like eating disorders, has a strong genetic component as shown by twin and adoption studies. There is also a strong correlation with depression and impulsivity, which have strong ... More


Why and How Do We Hurt?

Daniel J. Wallace and Janice Brock Wallace

in All About Fibromyalgia: A Guide for Patients and their Families

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195147537
eISBN:
9780197561843
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195147537.003.0010
Subject:
Clinical Medicine and Allied Health, Rheumatology

A fibromyalgia patient frequently complains of pain. The pain of fibromyalgia is different from that of a headache, stomach cramp, toothache, or swollen ... More


“The Powerful Placebo”

John S. Haller

in Shadow Medicine: The Placebo in Conventional and Alternative Therapies

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231169042
eISBN:
9780231537704
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231169042.003.0003
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

This chapter studies the role of placebo in medicine. As a product of postmodernist medicine, the placebo had undermined the positivist model of biomedicine by interjecting subjectivity, uncertainty, ... More


Social Bonding Through Dance and ‘Musiking’

Bronwyn Tarr

in Distributed Agency

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
February 2017
ISBN:
9780190457204
eISBN:
9780190457235
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190457204.003.0016
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

Humans’ social agency manifests within large, interconnected social networks. These networks are established and maintained via a number of group behavioral practices including sports, religious ... More


The Brain Opioid Theory of Social Attachment: A Review of the Evidence1

A.J. Machin and R.I.M. Dunbar

in Lucy to Language: The Benchmark Papers

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199652594
eISBN:
9780191804700
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199652594.003.0009
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This chapter examines the role of endorphins in social bonding in humans and non-human primates. After reviewing the evidence from non-primate mammals and the issues that arise from focusing on ... More


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