States of consciousness : experimental insights into by Dean Cvetkovic, Irena Cosic

By Dean Cvetkovic, Irena Cosic

During this available review of present wisdom, knowledgeable group of editors and authors describe experimental techniques to realization. those methods are laying off gentle on the various hitherto unknown facets of the distinct states of human realization, together with the waking nation, diversified states of sleep and dreaming, meditation and extra. The publication offers the most recent study reviews via the contributing authors, whose specialities span neuroscience, neurology, biomedical engineering, medical psychology and psychophysiology, psychosocial medication and anthropology. Overall this anthology provides the reader with a transparent photograph of how different states of awareness should be outlined, experimentally measured and analysed. A destiny byproduct of this information might be anticipated in the improvement of systematic corrective remedies for lots of problems and pathological difficulties of realization

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Routledge, New York, p 83 Tononi G (1998) Consciousness and complexity. Science 282:1846–1851 Unkefer RF, Thaut MH (eds) (2005) Music therapy in the treatment of adults with mental disorders: theoretical bases and clinical interventions. Barcelona, Gilsum, NH Van Lommel P, Van Wees R, Meyers V, Elfferich I (2001) Near-death experience in survivors of cardiac arrest: a prospective study in the Netherlands. Lancet 358:2039–2045 Varela FJ (1996) Neurophenomenology: a methodological remedy to the hard problem.

Science 176:1203–1210 Tart CT (1975) States of consciousness. P. , New York, Introduction to the Web Edition, (1997) Thaut MH (2008) Rhythm, music, and the brain. Routledge, New York, p 83 Tononi G (1998) Consciousness and complexity. Science 282:1846–1851 Unkefer RF, Thaut MH (eds) (2005) Music therapy in the treatment of adults with mental disorders: theoretical bases and clinical interventions. Barcelona, Gilsum, NH Van Lommel P, Van Wees R, Meyers V, Elfferich I (2001) Near-death experience in survivors of cardiac arrest: a prospective study in the Netherlands.

Music therapy can engage the schizophrenic patient in music experiences that provide a supportive atmosphere and stimulate behavioural changes, perceptual-motor behaviour, social interaction and interpersonal skills (Unkefer and Thaut 2005). 1 Introduction to States of Consciousness 21 Why does music have this effect? Music and song live in the core of human lives. Music is a powerful medium that can alter mood and behaviours. Music can induce changes in human emotions. For that reason, it is used in clinics as a therapeutical method to treat many psychological, mental and physiological disorders.

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