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Mind-Body Connections: Pathways of Psychosomatic Coupling under Meditation and Other Altered States of Consciousness
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Authors: Tibor Károly Fábián (Semmelweis University Budapest, Hungary, EU) 
Book Description:
Meditation is a complex field of research and presents many intricate problems which are being tackled by various disciplines of both life sciences and liberal arts. There is a high amount of scientific information gathered so far, however data are rather divergent, sometimes even contradictory and there are also numerous questions without any available data to answer. There are also many inadequacies of study design and methodology. This book introduces the reader to what scientific research can tell us about meditation today. The text is dedicated to life-science aspects of meditation including prompt neuropsychological and psychophysiological changes, long-run psychological and physiological effects and also preventive and clinical use of meditation. (Imprint: Nova)

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Content

List of abbreviations

Preface

1. Introduction pp.1-4

2. Concept and phenomenology of meditation pp.5-14

3. Changes of brain function under meditation pp.15-28

4. Meditation and autonomic nervous system pp.29-44

5. Changes of hormonal regulation under meditation pp.45-54

6. Immunological changes under meditation pp.55-62

7. Other changes under meditation pp.63-74

8. Resources of meditation pp.75-98

9. Long-run effects of meditation and their use in prevention pp.99-130

10. Meditation in the treatment of diseases Tumors pp.131-172

11. Conclusion pp.173-182

Glossary pp.183-188

Index pp.189-197

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      Psychology Research Progress
   Binding: Hardcover
   Pub. Date: 2012-March
   Pages: 197.pp
   ISBN: 978-1-61470-256-6
   Status: AV
  
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