Brain Wars : The Scientific Battle over the Existence of the Mind and the Proof That Will Change the Way We Live Our Lives

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  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2012-04-24
  • Publisher: Harpercollins

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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. Following his boundary-breaking neuroscience book The Spiritual Brain: A Neuroscientist's Case for the Existence of the Soul, co-authored with Denyse O'Leary, Brain Wars makes a powerful and provocative case against the widely held view equating human beings to complex biological computers. Like V. S. Ramachandran and 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.

Table of Contents

Introduction: A "Computer Made of Meat?" Materialism and the Mind-Brain Problemp. 1
The Power of Belief to Cure or Kill: The Placebo/Nocebo Effectp. 17
Brain Control: Neurofeedbackp. 43
Train Your Mind, Transform Your Brain: Neuroplasticityp. 65
Surfing the Psychosomatic Network: The Intimate Connection of Mind and Bodyp. 89
The Mind Force Within: Hypnosisp. 109
Beyond Space and Time: Psip. 133
Mind Out of Body: Mind, Brain, and Near-Death Experiencesp. 157
Embracing a Greater Self: Mystical Experiencesp. 183
Conclusion: A Great Shift in Consciousnessp. 207
Acknowledgmentsp. 215
Notesp. 217
Indexp. 241
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