David Bourget (Western Ontario)
David Chalmers (ANU, NYU)
Rafael De Clercq
Ezio Di Nucci
Jonathan Jenkins Ichikawa
Jack Alan Reynolds
Learn more about PhilPapers
Journal of Consciousness Studies 7 (11-12):251-266 (2000)
This paper considers the neuropsychology of religious and spiritual experiences. This requires a review of our current understanding of brain function as well as an integrated synthesis to derive a neuropsychological model of spiritual experiences. Religious and spiritual experiences are highly complex states that likely involve many brain structures including those involved in higher order processing of sensory and cognitive input as well as those involved in the elaboration of emotions and autonomic responses. Such an analysis can help elucidate the biological correlates of these experiences and provide new information regarding the function of the human brain
|Keywords||Experience Metaphysics Neuropsychology Religion Spirituality|
|Categories||categorize this paper)|
Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server
Configure custom proxy (use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy)
|Through your library|
References found in this work BETA
No references found.
Citations of this work BETA
Robin Rodd (2006). Piaroa Sorcery and the Navigation of Negative Affect: To Be Aware, To Turn Away. Anthropology of Consciousness 17 (1):35-64.
Niall Mccrae & Rob Whitley (2014). Exaltation in Temporal Lobe Epilepsy: Neuropsychiatric Symptom or Portal to the Divine? Journal of Medical Humanities 35 (3):241-255.
Similar books and articles
Fred H. Blum (1970). Ethics of Industrial Man: An Empirical Study of Religious Awareness and the Experience of Society. London,Routledge & Kegan Paul.
Dayton Z. Phillips (1946). The Foundations of Experience. Philosophy of Science 13 (April):150-165.
Malcolm A. Jeeves (1997). Human Nature: Reflections on the Integration of Psychology and Christianity. Templeton Foundation Press.
Nathaniel F. Barrett (2011). Wuwei and Flow: Comparative Reflections on Spirituality, Transcendence, and Skill in the Zhuangzi. Philosophy East and West 61 (4):679-706.
Keith E. Yandell (1993). The Epistemology of Religious Experience. Cambridge University.
Lawrence J. Walker (2003). Morality, Religion, Spirituality—the Value of Saintliness. Journal of Moral Education 32 (4):373-384.
John Hick (2007). The New Frontier of Religion and Science: Religious Experience, Neuroscience, and the Transcendent. Palgrave Macmillan.
Mark Wynn (2012). Renewing the Senses: Conversion Experience and the Phenomenology of the Spiritual Life. [REVIEW] International Journal for Philosophy of Religion 72 (3):211-226.
R. Buck (1993). What is This Thing Called Subjective Experience? Reflections on the Neuropsychology of Qualia. Neuropsychology 7:490-99.
Added to index2009-01-28
Total downloads23 ( #174,682 of 1,934,369 )
Recent downloads (6 months)8 ( #66,352 of 1,934,369 )
How can I increase my downloads?