Brain wars : the scientific battle over the existence of the mind and the proof that will change the way we live our lives /

by Beauregard, Mario.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: New York : HarperOne, 2012Edition: 1st ed.Description: 250 p. ; 25 cm.ISBN: 9780062071569 (hardback) :; 0062071564 (hardback).Title notes: $26.99 1-2013 (db)Subject(s): Mind-brain identity theory | Brain
Contents:
A "computer made of meat?" : materialism and the mind-brain problem -- The power of belief to cure or kill : the placebo/nocebo effect -- Brain control : neurofeedback -- Train your mind, transform your brain : neuroplasticity -- Surfing the psychosomatic network : the intimate connection of mind and body -- The mind force within : hypnosis -- Beyond space and time : psi -- Mind out of body : mind, brain, and near-death experiences -- Embracing a greater self : mystical experiences -- A great shift in consciousness.
Summary: Filled with the latest scientific research and stories of the mind's abilities, a prominent neuroscientist, capturing a major shift in our understanding of the age-old mind/body debate, proves that humans are more than complex biological machines.
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<p>In Brain Wars, acclaimed neuroscientist Mario Beauregard reveals compelling new evidence set to provoke a major shift in our understanding of the mind-body debate: research showing that the mind and consciousness are transmitted and filtered through the brain--but are not generated by it.</p> <p>Following his boundary-breaking neuroscience book The Spiritual Brain: A Neuroscientist's Case for the Existence of the Soul, coauthored with Denyse O'Leary, Brain Wars makes a powerful and provocative case against the widely held view equating human beings to complex biological computers.</p> <p>Like Jeffrey M. Schwartz, Beauregard believes that consciousness is more than simply a physical process that takes place in the brain. And here, he presents the evidence to prove it. Brain Wars will revolutionize the way we think about thinking forever.<br></p>

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Includes bibliographical references (p. 217-239) and index.

A "computer made of meat?" : materialism and the mind-brain problem -- The power of belief to cure or kill : the placebo/nocebo effect -- Brain control : neurofeedback -- Train your mind, transform your brain : neuroplasticity -- Surfing the psychosomatic network : the intimate connection of mind and body -- The mind force within : hypnosis -- Beyond space and time : psi -- Mind out of body : mind, brain, and near-death experiences -- Embracing a greater self : mystical experiences -- A great shift in consciousness.

Filled with the latest scientific research and stories of the mind's abilities, a prominent neuroscientist, capturing a major shift in our understanding of the age-old mind/body debate, proves that humans are more than complex biological machines.

Table of contents provided by Syndetics

  • Introduction: A "Computer Made of Meat?" Materialism and the Mind-Brain Problem (p. 1)
  • 1 The Power of Belief to Cure or Kill: The Placebo/Nocebo Effect (p. 17)
  • 2 Brain Control: Neurofeedback (p. 43)
  • 3 Train Your Mind, Transform Your Brain: Neuroplasticity (p. 65)
  • 4 Surfing the Psychosomatic Network: The Intimate Connection of Mind and Body (p. 89)
  • 5 The Mind Force Within: Hypnosis (p. 109)
  • 6 Beyond Space and Time: Psi (p. 133)
  • 7 Mind Out of Body: Mind, Brain, and Near-Death Experiences (p. 157)
  • 8 Embracing a Greater Self: Mystical Experiences (p. 183)
  • Conclusion: A Great Shift in Consciousness (p. 207)
  • Acknowledgments (p. 215)
  • Notes (p. 217)
  • Index (p. 241)

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Library Journal Review

In this exploration of the nature of the mind, neuroscientist Beauregard (psychology & radiology, Univ. of Montreal; coauthor, The Spiritual Brain: A Neuroscientist's Case for the Existence of the Soul) covers a wide range of topics including placebos (and nocebos), neurofeedback, neuroplasticity, psychoneuroimmunology, hypnosis, psi (e.g., extrasensory perception and psychokinesis), near death and mystical experiences, and quantum physics. The 1990s were "the decade of the brain," he writes, and neuroscience remains one of the few largely unexplored scientific frontiers. Discussing imaging technologies, such as functional MRIs, that can noninvasively measure brain activity in new and exciting ways, Beauregard suggests that today's science fiction may become tomorrow's science, particularly in the field of biology. His book makes clear that, in the profound relationship between mind and body, there is a great deal about both that nobody yet knows. VERDICT Provocative and accessible, this book is ultimately less about hard science and more about the mind-body problem and philosophy of materialistic science. It will be of interest to readers of Andrew Newberg's How God Changes Your Brain.-Mary Chitty, Cambridge Healthtech Lib., Needham, MA (c) Copyright 2012. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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