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The Dalai Lama at MIT

Author: Bstan-ʼdzin-rgya-mtsho, Dalai Lama XIV; Anne Harrington; Arthur Zajonc
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 2006
Edition/Format:   Book : Conference publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Featuring papers presented at the conference as well as the discussion and debate that followed, this book reveals scientists and monks reaching across a cultural divide, to share insights, studies  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Congresses
Material Type: Conference publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Bstan-ʼdzin-rgya-mtsho, Dalai Lama XIV; Anne Harrington; Arthur Zajonc
ISBN: 9780674023192 0674023196
OCLC Number: 475277430
Notes: Records of the conference, "Investigating the mind," at MIT, September 2003. Cf. Introduction
Description: 288 s. : ill. ; 22 cm.
Contents: I: Orientation --
Introduction / Anne Harrington --
Neurophenomenology and Francisco Varela / Evan Thompson --
II: Attention and cognitive control --
Understandings of attention and cognitive control from cognitive neuroscience / Jonathan Cohen --
Buddhist training in enhanced attention skills / B. Alan Wallace --
Dialogue: attention and cognitive control --
III: Imagery and visualization --
Buddhist perspectives on mental imagery / Matthieu Ricard --
Introspection and mechanism in mental imagery / Stephen M. Kosslyn, Daniel Reisberg, and Marlene Behrmann --
Dialogue: Imagery and visualization --
IV: Emotion --
An Abhidharmic view of emotional pathologies and their remedies / Georges Dreyfus --
Emotions from the perspective of western biobehavioral science / Richard J. Davidson --
Dialogue: Emotion --
V: Integration and final reflections --
Dialogue: Integration and implications --
Reflections on "investigating the mind," one year later / Arthur Zajonc --
About the Mind and Life Institute / R. Adam Engle
Responsibility: edited by Anne Harrington and Arthur Zajonc

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